The Secretary of State to the Minister in Guatemala (Whitehouse)
2. Your 4, January 2, 7 p.m. The Department is disposed to grant recognition to Señor Andrade after the call for elections has been made. Before acting, however, the Department desires to consult with the other four Central American Governments feeling that it would be perhaps beneficial if the other four countries parties to the treaty would be disposed to take similar action. The Department has therefore telegraphed to the Legations in the other Central American countries to take the matter up with those Governments and the Department will give you definite instructions as soon as possible.
Cable at once whether there is any objection to Andrade’s government or whether it meets with general support of the authorities and people of the country. Is Andrade’s authority disputed and is there any tendency so far as you are aware to overthrow his Government.
If the cabinet changes mentioned in your 3 Jan. 2, 5 p.m. can be made easily the Department is agreeable thereto but feels it would be unwise to make the change a sine qua non to recognition.