839.51 Wadsworth Mission/1: Telegram

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

57. Mr. Eliot Wadsworth, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, is being appointed as Special Representative of the President to visit Santo Domingo and after conferring with yourself, the President of the Dominican Republic and others to advise this Government regarding plans of the Dominican Government for the financial rehabilitation of that country, the reconstruction of the City of Santo Domingo, and the reparation of the damage caused in the Dominican Republic by the recent hurricane. He will be accompanied by Joseph F. McGurk of the Latin American Division as assistant and interpreter. He will sail for Santo Domingo on September 25. You will regard this as confidential until it is announced in Washington. A copy of any statement which is given to the press will be promptly cabled to you.