The Minister in the Dominican Republic (Russell) to the Secretary of State
[Received June 22.]
Sir: I have the honor to refer generally to the subject of political conditions in the Dominican Republic and in particular to my telegrams No. 19 of April 24 , 5 p.m., and No. 22 of May 26, 5 p.m., 1922,18 relative to the contemplated visit of Mr. Federico Velasquez19 and Mr. Jacinto de Castro20 to Washington to discuss disoccupation, and in that connection to transmit herewith, for the information of the Department, a copy of notes on a conference held June 3rd between the above named political leaders and the Military Governor and myself.
I have [etc.]
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- Leader of the Progresista (or Velasquista) party.↩
- A leader of the Nacional (formerly Horacista) party.↩
- A conference of chiefs of Dominican parties at the city of Puerto Plata on Dec. 9, 1921, repudiated the right of the United States to intervene in Dominican affairs and rejected the proposals made in the Proclamation of June 14, 1921. The conference provided for a Committee of Restoration to act as the representative of the Dominican people, particularly in the conduct of elections (file no. 839.00/2678).↩