The Personal Representative of the President ( Caffery ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received 3:35 p.m.]
37. My telegram No. 36, January 17, 2 p.m. Batista now sends me word that he will delay his decision until tonight or even tomorrow in [Page 104] order to have time to consult Mendieta and also because he is trying very hard to arrange the matter peacefully and avoid bloodshed.