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The Representative on Special Mission in Cuba (Crowder) to the Secretary of State

105. Proper paraphrase of your 145 August 17, 4 p.m. presented to President Zayas before 11 this morning.

Yesterday the House passed the Senate budget bill with amendments among which was the 4 percent profit tax replacing it with a 50 percent increase in the stamps to be placed on invoices. Amendments will probably throw bill into conference. The program for the House today under consideration of the external loan statute. Whether President Zayas will take effective steps to delay House action thereon in pursuance of the request made upon him this morning remains to be seen.

Crowder