File No. 839.51/1506.
Minister Sullivan to the Secretary of State.
Santo Domingo, March 3, 1915—6 p.m.
Dominican Government asks that $120,000 under credit order number 1324 for the construction of new line of Dominican Central Railroad be made available to put railroad in working order. General receiver of customs states that present condition of railroad reduces Puerto Plata customs receipts. I recommend that this money be used for the purpose indicated on condition that same be expended by general director of public works; that the railroad be placed under his supervision; and on agreement to the effect that railroad be not leased or disposed of in any way without the consent of the Department.