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

29. Your March 30, 10 a.m.

It is not felt that this Department should entertain the idea of suggesting resignation of the President.

Your March 29, 3 p.m.

Provided Estrada Cabrera issues a proclamation which contains textually first three points of Department’s March 17, 5 p.m. and other points desired by you as outlined in Department’s March 22, 5 p.m. you are instructed to issue statement as outlined in Department’s March 18, 5 p.m.

It is belief of Department that if Estrada Cabrera issues desired proclamation and gives proof of intention to live up to its terms that it would be to the benefit of Guatemala to permit him peacefully to conclude his term of office.

In order that Department may have full information regarding situation cable your opinion of the character and ability of the two designados.