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The Minister in Guatemala (Whitehouse) to the Secretary of State


4. Department’s 1, January 2, 5[4] p.m. The Assembly was under no duress whatever and has now adjourned. None of the resignations was made under compulsion unless one calls circumstances compulsion. There was no other solution possible. I strongly favor immediate recognition after the two Cabinet changes reported in my 3, January 2, 5 p.m., and the publication of the call for elections. Now, when everything has been done as constitutionally as possible, the non-recognition of Reina Andrade would only result in hopeless confusion.