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The Minister in Guatemala (McMillin) to the Acting Secretary of State

31. The regular session of Guatemalan Congress opened yesterday without extraordinary incident. The President’s message was read dealing with public questions and routine matters in usual manner. He commented briefly on organization Unionist Party declaring that while it claimed as its purpose the union of Central American republics the object was to combat policies of his Government as evidenced by fact that most of the original signers were recognized enemies of himself. On February 29 large number Liberal Party brought by Government from Departments and paraded streets. Unionist meeting was held at same time without clash or disorder. I cannot, however, too strongly impress upon the Department the increasing gravity of the situation.

McMillin