File No. 839.51/1632.

The Secretary of State to Minister Russell.


Before considering increase of indebtedness to convention fund and proposed loan or any non-constructive measures which would afford but temporary relief, the Department will await a report of your efforts to obtain revised convention contemplated in instruction No. 139 of September 17, which was drawn solely with a view to assist the Dominican Government in devising some means to provide permanent financial relief, to improve present unsatisfactory land [Page 328] laws, and to preserve public order so as to secure Dominicans in the peaceful development of the vast natural resources of their country.