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The Secretary of State to the Consul at San José ( Chase )

You may make it public that the Government of the United States will not recognize Juan Bautista Quiros as present President.

The governmental power should be deposited in the hands of Francisco Barquero, successor to the executive power under the Alfredo Gonzalez régime. Barquero should hold free and open elections for president at earliest possible date. Were this done, it would appear that the necessary legal formalities had been complied with to constitute a legitimate government worthy of recognition by the Government of the United States.

After making this public, inform Department by cable of all developments.

Lansing