File No. 839.51/1618.


While the Department views with sympathetic interest efforts of Dominican Republic looking to retrenchment and economy in administration and is deeply interested in the financial rehabilitation of the Republic, it is constrained to believe that any further increase of indebtedness to the Convention Fund should not be incurred unless some satisfactory plan for repayment be first arranged, such as that now proposed by the Dominican Government through a loan, to obtain which the Department is ready to lend all proper assistance and therefore has requested the data as set forth in its telegram of September 21, 6 p.m.