837.00/4633: Telegram

The Personal Representative of the President (Caffery) to the Acting Secretary of State

42. My telegram No. 39, January 17, 7 p.m. Navy has agreed to withdraw opposition to Mendieta. The road is clear for him to the Presidency. However, he as usual is making last minute difficulties. The plan (if he does not back out) is for all matters connected with the transmission of powers to be handled exclusively by civilians, no military to participate. The transmission may take place tonight.

Hevia a few minutes ago was drafting his resignation which he will offer at once to the revolutionary junta.