836.48 1930 Hurricane/30: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in the Dominican Republic (Curtis)

46. The Department has learned informally that President Trujillo has made a request of the Navy Department to send fifty (50) marines to help maintain order in the Dominican Republic and, in addition, three hundred (300) rifles and ammunition for same to replace equipment alleged to have been lost during the storm. The Navy Department has been advised that any request of this nature should be made by the Dominican Government to you. Unless you perceive some compelling reason to the contrary, the Department does not believe that it would be desirable to send marines or ammunition to the Dominican Republic.