817.00 Woodward Electoral Mission/98a: Telegram

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

60. Personal for Admiral Woodward from the Secretary. I want you to know that we appreciate the difficulties which you may have to face in carrying out the supervision with a possibly reduced and less selective personnel. We made every effort we could to see that you were furnished with the full complement of personnel contemplated by the plan for electoral supervision discussed with you on your last visit to the Department, but circumstances beyond our control have made this impossible. However, I have every confidence that you are going to do an admirable piece of work and give the Nicaraguans a highly satisfactory supervision. You may be assured that we are doing and shall do everything we can to give you full support.