817.00 Woodward Electoral Mission/63: Telegram

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

44. Your 69, April 30, 3 p.m. You are on the ground and the Department will accept your judgment as to the best way to handle this matter. Admiral Woodward, however, has requested particularly that when you do take this question up with the Nicaraguan Government the funds should be deposited as follows: $25,000 on June 1, $25,000 on July 1, $25,000 on August 1, $25,000 on September 1, and the balance on October 1. The Admiral believes that only by such a provision clearly agreed to beforehand can he be relieved of the continuous uncertainty concerning the availability of funds which was so troublesome to Captain Johnson.