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The Minister in the Dominican Republic (Russell) to the Acting Secretary of State

57. The issuing of the proclamation last Thursday22 has produced epidemic of protest in the press which is controlled by politicians. National Committee circulating protest declaring that nothing but abrogating and immediate restitution of sovereignty will be acceptable to the Dominican people. In view of the attitude of the press it may be difficult to secure Dominicans for the Commission.

  1. December 23.