837.00/1949: Telegram

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

5. Department’s January 4, 1 p.m., and your January 3, 5 p.m. In your conversation with President Menocal and with Dr. Desvernine, regarding the visit of General Crowder, in the event that continued emphasis is laid by them upon the fact that General Crowder started on his journey without prior announcement to the Cuban [Page 673] Government, you may remind them of the repeated occasions upon which Dr. Desvernine has come to the United States for the purpose of consulting the Department when no announcement of his mission was made.

Dr. Céspedes7 has delivered to the Department a protest8 similar to that addressed to you by President Menocal and by the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has been advised of the contents of the Department’s January 4, 1 p.m. and has further been told that the decision reached is the result of the President’s determination, after learning President Menocal’s views stated to you.

  1. Dr. Carlos Manuel de Céspedes, Cuban Minister at Washington.
  2. Under date of Jan. 4; not printed.