File No. 839.00/808.
The Acting Secretary of State to the American Chargé d’Affaires.
Washington, March 20, 1913.
Deliver to the President of the Dominican Republic the following telegram from the President:
I regret to learn that your arduous official duties have so impaired your health as to cause Your Excellency seriously to consider resigning the Presidency of the Dominican Republic.
Permit me to say that I earnestly hope Your Excellency will reconsider a purpose that might be so prejudicial to order in the Republic and that you may continue in office at least until an election can be held that shall permit the free expression of the Dominican people.
I assure Your Excellency of my earnest sympathy in your difficult and patriotic effort to promote the welfare of your country, and of my hope for its success.