The Secretary of State to the Acting Secretary of the Navy ( Roosevelt )

Sir: I have received your letter of May 24, with which you transmitted a proposed letter of instructions to the Military Governor of Santo Domingo.

I concur entirely with the policy as outlined in your letter, as I feel it advisable that steps should be taken at the earliest practicable date to relieve the military forces of the United States from the performance of police duties in the interior of the Dominican Republic. The plan outlined in the proposed instruction should materially facilitate the eventual withdrawal of the Military Government.

I have [etc.]

Charles E. Hughes