File No. 818.00/72

Minister Hale to the Secretary of State

[Telegram—Extract]

I sent ex-President González and Castro Quesada to Limon by special train in charge of John M. Keith, special agent of the Legation, and clerk Smith. They were safely delivered to the Metapan which sailed last night at 9.30.

Ex-President González asked me to ask the United States Government not to recognize Tinoco. I suppose he means if Tinoco should be elected President as a result of his call for a constitutional assembly.

There is absolute quiet and all affairs proceed as before the coup d’état. It has almost ceased to be discussed.

Hale