439.11c Colom, Eduardo/59

The Secretary of State to the Chargé in the Dominican Republic (Brown)

No. 278

Sir: The receipt is acknowledged of your confidential despatch No. 1916 of September 26, 1934, with further reference to the claim against the Dominican Republic for the murder of Eduardo Colom y Piris.

Since it appears from your despatch that the Dominican Government might pay the claim if it could be done without an admission of legal liability on its part, you are requested informally to advise the Minister for Foreign Affairs that the Department would be disposed to consider the matter concluded by payment of $5,000 as a solatium and without regard to the question of legal liability.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Sumner Welles