File No. 839.51/1514.
The Secretary of State to Minister Sullivan.
Washington, March 18, 1915—5 p.m.
Your March 12, 9 a.m. In view of constitutional rights of Dominican Congress Department not prepared to approve expenditure of public works funds without congressional sanction unless legality clear. Suggest you cite laws on which opinions are based that order 1334 is legal. Highly desirable Congress should provide for public works present calendar year that there may be no interruption of work.