824.00/103: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Bolivia (Maginnis)

56. Your 106 undated.4

The Department believes that the continued stability of the present Government of Bolivia will depend upon the accuracy with which it represents popular sentiment. The Department does not feel that it has yet had sufficient opportunity of determining whether the de facto Government represents the will of the people, and does not at present consider that satisfactory evidence on this point can [Page 380] be obtained until after the general elections to be held next December. You are instructed therefore to make no intimation to the revolutionary leaders which would lead them to suppose that this Government has any immediate intention of according recognition.

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