839.51/2437a: Telegram

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

28. Please convey the following message to General Vasquez from Welles:

“I am truly hopeful that it may be possible for you to obtain the necessary authorization by Congress before July 17th, to conclude the negotiations for the short time loan on the terms approved by [Page 651] you. I also trust that Mr. Ariza’s appointment20 may be confirmed “before the same date and authorization be extended to him to act on behalf of his Government. I am fearful that any considerable delay might cause changes in the offer made because of the shifting condition of the market.”

  1. José del Carmen Ariza, Dominican Chargé and Appointed Minister, July 22; he became Minister, Sept. 2.