837.00/1548: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Cuba (Gonzales)

Your May 11, midnight. You may inform General Crowder that Department strongly advocates enactment of a law which will invalidate all nominations made in this calendar year. The Department is inclined to recognize only nominations made in the calendar year in which the election is held and then only when such nominations have been made by conventions newly constituted in the entirety within that year for that special purpose.