314.0022/2: Telegram

The Chargé in Guatemala ( McCafferty ) to the Secretary of State

99. Referring to my telegram of December 12, 6 [5] p.m., after the personal assurance of the Provisional President to both General Ubico and me that absolute protection would be given to him, Ubico left the Legation for his home at noon today.

[Paraphrase.] I think that my action in permitting General Ubico to stay in the Legation has had an excellent effect in preventing the persecution of persons suspected of not being sympathetic to the present Government. [End paraphrase.]