837.00/1629: Telegram

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

59. Your 66, March 16, 6 p.m.14

The Department is apprehensive lest the approval of amendments by President Menocal lead to further movement for amendment electoral law. You are therefore directed to observe with greatest care whether any further movement in this direction is apparent. The Department maintains unchanged its attitude with reference to the undesirability of the amendments as passed and is particularly anxious to discourage any further tinkering with the electoral law. You are therefore authorized if, in your opinion, it will contribute toward this end, orally to state to President Menocal that the Department was surprised at the undue haste which he showed in approving the amendments, especially as he was aware of the Department’s attitude …

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