The Secretary of State to the Commissioner in the Dominican Republic (Welles)
1. Your 6, August 9, 3 p.m.
The position taken by you is fully approved. I have just informed Assistant Secretary of the Navy Roosevelt that you were appointed Commissioner by the President with full powers to carry on negotiations with the Dominican leaders, and that no changes are to be made in the plan except such as may be made by you, in your discretion, in consultation with the Dominican leaders. Assistant Secretary Roosevelt stated that he had sent no instructions to Admiral Robison to make any modifications in the plan, and that he will immediately instruct him that no changes are to be proposed save as you may see fit to suggest them in the course of your negotiations, that you have full authority and that he should cooperate with you.