File No. 839.00/1663.

Minister Sullivan to the Secretary of State.


President Jiménes informs me confidentially that Feliu, governor of Puerto Plata, has refused to obey instructions and threatens resistance to installation of Government appointees. President Jiménes is going to remove Feliu and expects trouble. There is indication of dangerous activity on the part of Vidal. Dominican Government intends to deal with these difficulties one after the other. If it is practicable President Jiménes requests United States ship Castine be sent to Puerto Plata. Dominican Government feels unprotected under the new policy of reduction of military forces in compliance with Department’s advice to the effect that same will not be needed in the future.