817.00 Woodward Electoral Mission/53a: Telegram

The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Nicaragua ( Hanna )

42. Admiral Woodward as head of the Electoral Mission desires to commission Perales as legal adviser, and inquires in this connection whether assurances have yet been obtained from the Nicaraguan Government that the sum of $104,000, estimated as Nicaragua’s share of the electoral expenses, will be made available, and that the first installment of $25,000 will be deposited in the National Bank of Nicaragua to the order of the finance officer of the Mission on June 1.