837.00/1761: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Cuba (Long)

167. Your September 19, 9 p.m.

Before reaching decision regarding request to increase number of marines now stationed at Camaguey, Department desires information as to why you have reason to believe that the lives and property of American citizens in Camaguey will be endangered during electoral period. Please cable full report.

Department regrets that it is unable to approve your request that officers from the Marine Corps be used for intelligence duty.