817.1051/828: Telegram

The Secretary of State to the Minister in Nicaragua (Lane)

27. Your 99, March 21, 4 p.m., first paragraph. Dr. Argüello evidently misunderstood me. I made no promise to him other than that I would forward his memorandum to the Department for its consideration, and I entirely approve of the attitude expressed in the Department’s telegram of December 16, 1933, to me at Montevideo (quoted in the Department’s instruction No. 7 of December 28, 1933 to you) to the effect “that the proposed reorganization of the National Guard is not a subject on which it may appropriately express an opinion”. Your statement to Dr. Argüello as contained in paragraph 2 of your telegram under reference is approved.