File No. 839.00/1684.

The Secretary of State to Minister Sullivan.


Answering your April 8, 10 a.m. you may say to President Jiménes and to those connected with the plot that this Government will not permit any attack to be made upon President Jiménes for [Page 284]acting in good faith toward the United States. Notify the plotters, as you have opportunity to do so, that President Jiménes, having been chosen President by the people, is entitled to and will receive from this Government, any assistance that will be necessary to compel respect for his administration. This support will be given whether the attacks made upon him are direct, or indirect, open or in secret.