The Minister in Nicaragua (Eberhardt) to the Secretary of State
[Received 2:17 p.m.]
9. Contending that he alone can dominate the present situation in Nicaragua and reasserting his determination to conduct such a government that the United States will be forced to recognize him, only an eleventh-hour change can prevent Chamorro from carrying out [Page 783] his expressed plans of “assuming the Presidency” by Wednesday the 13th at the latest and thus forcing nonrecognition. The plan is to impeach Sacasa today; Congress to elect Chamorro designado tomorrow; Chamorro to secure Solorzano’s resignation Wednesday by force if necessary and assume power. When this happens my further presence here will be out of the question and the Department’s instructions are solicited as to plans for the care of the Legation. …
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