839.00/2565: Telegram

The Minister in the Dominican Republic ( Russell ) to the Secretary of State

33. Referring to telegram of Welles number 6, August 9, 3 p.m. I am decidedly of the opinion that any variation in principle from the memorandum signed in Washington by the Dominican representatives would be most prejudicial and strengthen charges of insincerity and bad faith on our part. Minor and unimportant changes in phraseology [Page 43] can doubtless be secured by discussion with the committee who are to elect Provisional Government as well as agreements in regard to other details of execution of the plan and status of our military forces and jurisdiction of provost courts.