814.001 Palma, Baudilio/3

The Secretary to the President (Richey) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: By direction of the President I am sending you for the appropriate attention of the Department the enclosed message from Baudilio Palma, Guatemala.

Sincerely yours,

Lawrence Richey

The Acting President of Guatemala (Palma) to President Hoover

Excellency: As General Lazaro Chacon, President of the Republic, is unable to exercise his functions because of a severe illness, I have been called upon by the Council of Ministers, in accordance with the Constitution, to assume charge of the Presidency of the Republic as I have the honor to communicate to Your Excellency.

Baudilio Palma