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

No. 1565

Sir: I have the honor to report that, in response to my inquiry as to what news the Dominican Government had of the status of the financial negotiations in the United States, the Minister of Foreign Affairs informed me this morning that President Trujillo had just received from Mr. Joseph E. Davies a copy of a pamphlet prepared by Mr. Davies setting forth the Dominican case in these negotiations.14 The Minister said that the Government was much impressed with the completeness of this work.

A report had also been received, signed by the Dominican Minister at Washington and by Messrs. Davies and Newman, to the effect that they were hopeful of a successful outcome of the negotiations, although these had not been proceeding very actively in the recent past. The report, according to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed gratification at the courteous attention which the Dominican negotiators had received from Mr. J. Reuben Clark, Jr., acting president of the Foreign Bondholders Protective Council, and other officials of that organization.

Respectfully yours,

H. F. Arthur Schoenfeld
  1. Copy of the memorial dated March 23, 1934, was transmitted to the Department by Mr. Davies in a letter dated April 13, 1934; not printed (839.51/4104).