The Chargé in Cuba (White) to the Secretary of State
[Received 7:44 p.m.]
160. Department’s 114, July 17, 4 p.m. Minister Céspedes’ suggested statement was not received by the President until late Wednesday. He is still studying it and will consult Doctor Desvernine as soon as latter’s health permits. Secretary of State told me this morning decision will probably be reached within next two or three days, and that statement will probably be issued by president of Central Electoral Board stating it comes from the President as he has charge of electoral matters.