817.00 Woodward Electoral Mission/73: Telegram

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

51. Your 79, undated. For your confidential information, satisfactory arrangements are being made at this end to cover that part of the expenses to be borne by the United States. Plan “C” has been adopted as the basis for supervision and in accordance therewith arrangements are being made to send to Nicaragua an Electoral Mission of approximately 640. There will be no additional protection troops.

Colonel Price leaves Washington for Managua May 30 by Marine Corps plane. He carries an instruction to you concerning the amendments to the electoral law.

Admiral Woodward, accompanied by Mrs. Woodward, sails from Los Angeles June 9 by steamship Santa Cecelia, due Corinto June 19.