The Minister in the Dominican Republic (Russell) to the Secretary of State
[Received September 29—10:25 a.m.]
50. Your 37, September 27, 5 p.m. No agreement has been made by the Commission and the Provisional Government in regard to suspension of alcaldes pedañeos. At a meeting of the Commission some time ago at which the Minister of the Interior was present the latter stated that the Government had in mind the suspension of alcaldes in certain communes except those on the frontier but nothing was ever done in the matter and this morning when I presented the Department’s view in this matter the Government requested me to state that it thought it most unwise and dangerous for the preservation of order at present to suspend from office these rural officials.