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The Secretary of State to the Personal Representative of the President of the United States in Nicaragua (McCoy)

My Dear General McCoy: I take pleasure in transmitting herewith your commission as the Personal Representative of the President of the United States in Nicaragua, with the rank of Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. In handing you this commission I am authorized by the President to inform you that your mission in Nicaragua will be to carry out the promise made to the Nicaraguan Government and to the Liberal party in Nicaragua by Colonel Henry L. Stimson, [Page 356]acting as the Personal Representative of the President, that the United States would supervise the Nicaraguan presidential elections in 1928. It is the intention of the President to nominate you as the Chairman of a Commission to be established to supervise these elections, your appointment to be made by the President of Nicaragua.

It is also the President’s desire that you should during your entire stay in Nicaragua study conditions, both political and military, and make recommendations to the President and to me, and do everything possible to assist the Nicaraguan Government in electoral and military matters.

I am [etc.]

Frank B. Kellogg