Memorandum by the Chief of the Division of Latin American Affairs (Wilson)

The Dominican Minister, Dr. Despradel, came in this morning and showed me a telegram from his Government dated September 10 to the following effect: [Page 609]

“Communicate today to State Department that by spontaneous decision of President Trujillo there will be remitted on Monday to the Fiscal Agent $50,000 for purchase of bonds of Dominican debt as part of probable surplus from the emergency law.”

Dr. Despradel said that he had not received this message until Saturday afternoon and had not been able to communicate it to the Department earlier.

I thanked him and said I thought this was an admirable move in line with the emergency legislation which provided that any excess above the emergency law requirements should go for amortization.

E[dwin] C. W[ilson]