837.51/1278: Telegram

The Ambassador in Cuba (Judah) to the Secretary of State

73. For White.16 Your letter of May 17th17 says that you told Ferrara18 Embassy was instructed to inform the Cuban Government that we expected to be consulted by it about the public works loan. I find that Department’s instruction No. 143 May 5th said to point out informally that the Department expected to receive requests for information and a statement of its views. The Cuban Government was so informed orally but literally, no mention being made of the source from which the requests were expected. Statement of public works revenues informally requested that day has not been received. Does the Department wish me to say formally it expects to be consulted by the Cuban Government and shall I ask officially for statement of the revenues, et cetera?

No new developments on loan yet. President unwell and has gone to Isle of Pines until next Monday.

  1. Francis White, Assistant Secretary of State.
  2. Not found in Department files.
  3. Cuban Ambassador.