836.48 1930 Hurricane/40: Telegram

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

48. Your September 9, 11 a.m.,19 and September 9, noon. The Department is most reluctant to have a marine detachment sent to Santo Domingo and will consent only if you consider their presence absolutely necessary. In any event the Department would have to have a formal definite request from the Dominican Government to you. If you are sure that it is necessary you may explain to the President that this Government is most anxious to help him but [Page 735]that the sending of marines will create misunderstanding in other countries. Even if you want them we may not agree to send them.

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