817.154/43: Telegram

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

183. My 176, June 28, 4 p.m. General Williams has a telegram from the Navy Department inquiring concerning the length of time the engineers will be needed and the magnitude of the work they will supervise. I have just seen President Moncada and he said the engineers will be needed for at least six months and that he proposes to spend at least $25,000 monthly on road construction in the bandit area. He said that he would also greatly appreciate the assistance of the engineers in conjunction with other public works now under construction or projected.