File No. 839.00/1692.
Minister Sullivan to the Secretary of State.
Santo Domingo, April 24, 1915—11 a.m.
Your April 20, 2 p.m. Dominican Government urge that even if American Government takes initiative in the event of insurrection Dominican Government still should have sufficient munitions of war for temporary defense in interior and asks that $12,000 be advanced for this purpose.
Situation at present, thanks to a general belief that Department means business, is better than it has been in years and I believe Department should adhere to position taken in regard to money. At least there should be no change made until necessity for change becomes more apparent.