839.51/2858

The Dominican Minister ( Morales ) to the Secretary of State

[Translation]

Mr. Secretary of State: Referring to the Legation’s note dated November 11, 1926, I have the honor to inform Your Excellency that the Dominican Government will make known to the Department of State exactly how the two million dollars intended for the improvement of the ports of Santo Domingo, San Pedro de Macorís and Puerto Plata will be distributed after the preliminary studies, which are now being made by an expert of the Department of Public Works, are completed.

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The proceeds of the first series of bonds, a proportion of which is for the execution of those works, will not be used until after the studies are completed and the work is started.

I shall be glad to hope that these additional explanations will make it easier for the Department to answer the above said note.

I avail myself [etc.]

A. Morales