File No. 812.00/6058.

The Secretary of State to the American Ambassador.


Your February 9, 7 p.m. Telegraph immediately a specific statement of the obligations which you think now rest upon this Government and outline precisely the prompt and effective action to meet these obligations which you say it should take. The Department approves your action in demanding protection not only from the recognized Government but also from anyone in de facto control at a given time in a particular locality, without any semblance of recognition, of course.