817.154/38: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in Nicaragua ( Hanna )

91. Legation’s 167, June 16, 4 p.m. The Department perceives no objection to a discussion by you with President Moncada of the road [Page 699] building plan but does not desire to have you urge the adoption of the plan by him. Would not the rainy season prevent any road building activities for some time yet? The Department is informed by the Navy Department that no funds are available for expenditure in Nicaragua for road building by the Marine forces there.

Should President Moncada evince interest in the plan and request that American Government engineers be detailed for service in that connection, the Department will be glad to give consideration to the matter.