837.00/1769: Telegram

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

227. Department’s telegram 167, September 23rd, 4 p.m. Request for additional marines Camaguey based on necessity for protection sugar interest owned by Americans in four eastern provinces. It is estimated that a considerable percentage of total sugar production of 1920 crop controlled by American interests. English, Spanish and other foreign interests are also important. It is openly stated by partisans of both parties that in event of revolution or other disturbances American interests will be first to be destroyed.

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Long