839.51/2251: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Dominican Republic (Herod)

1. Your 2, January 4, 3 p.m., reference to Military Government informing you that it is its intention to finish highway even by contracting [Page 79] debts. You will inform Acting Military Governor by letter for information of Dominican Government that Department communicated its assent to Secretary of the Navy to issuance of certificates by Military Government with the expression of a strong hope that latter would keep its current expenditures within its current revenues, and that pending consideration of a bond issue by Military Government if necessary to retire the certificates that Government would make no commitments whatever which could not be met out of the proceeds of the present issue of certificates of indebtedness or the current revenues. Report your action hereunder and pursuant to Department’s instruction 429, December 23,53 and telegram 27, December 21, 1 p.m.54

  1. Ibid., p. 866.
  2. Not printed.