352.1121 Blodgett, Walton/26: Telegram

The Ambassador in Spain (Bowers) to the Acting Secretary of State

41. My telegram No. 40, July 11, 11 a.m.37 Military judge submits report hostile to any concession Palma case on strictly legalistic grounds refusing to consider extenuating circumstances. Prisoners chargéd under military code with attacking civil guard. Assistant of judge in his absence agreed to bail if judge consented but latter forbade. Military caste involved. Dawson reports prisoners comfortable with the exception of woman. Appeal will be made to the Prime Minister at first possible opportunity on his return to Madrid. Reports of Dawson and military judge being sent by next pouch.

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