839.51/3367: Telegram

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

21. Your telegram No. 9, March 6, 5 p.m. The President asks me to inform you that he accepts the proposals of Lee, Higginson and Company as a basis for negotiation subject to your acceptance of modification of your condition number 4 along the lines described in my telegram No. 18, March 5, noon,16 and despatch No. 332 of the same date. He would however like to have Dunn here before beginning the negotiations and inquires urgently what salary (and allowances if any) he would require for a period of not less than 3 months nor more than 6 months with the possibility of increasing the period if a loan is obtained; nominally he would be Financial Adviser obtained to study with a Dominican committee a systematized tax plan; please inform me with the least possible delay regarding salary, et cetera, and earliest possible departure for this country.

Your 10, March 6, 6 p.m.,16 is fully answered by my telegram No. 18 and despatch No. 332. Your 11, March 6, 7 p.m.16 has not been mentioned to the President.

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