352.1121 Blodgett, Walton/180: Telegram

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

14. Your telegram of January 27, 3 p.m. Just saw Foreign Minister. Papers from Palma de Mallorca arrived with condition of prisoners described as excellent. Minister made engagement in my presence to see President Supreme Court to arrange and to recommend pardon so Council Ministers can act Friday. Unprecedented rapidity in pardon case. Vitally important that press and Congress keeps hands off.