File No. 837.00/1064
The Secretary of State to Minister Gonzales
Washington, February 12, 1917—5 p.m.
Your February 10, 10 p.m. and February 11, 11 p.m. Department has made public this afternoon statement transmitted in its February 10, 7 p.m. You are authorized to give it to Cuban press. If President Menocal and Zayas have no objections you are authorized to send military attaché to Santa Clara to observe elections but to give no counsel and take no active part in supervision.