839.51/3826a: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in the Dominican Republic (Schoenfeld)

35. Referring to your letters of November 3rd and 11th to Bundy,29 is it the plan to present the note referring to the change in Emergency Law within the near future? There is great difficulty in acquiescing in any change diverting further amortization payments where the absolute necessity of such change has not been demonstrated. Are you and Pulliam convinced that the diversion of further monies for the Dominican Government is absolutely necessary in order to preserve the Dominican economic structure and to make the continuance of interest payments and the safeguarding of the situation possible?

Department suggests that prior to any final decision as to amending Emergency Law opportunity is necessary to go into the matter in detail.

  1. Neither printed.