The Department of State to the Dominican Legation


The Department of State is informed that a project of law has been introduced in the Dominican National Legislature which, if enacted into law, would transfer for irrigation purposes the sum of $225,000.00 from the sum of $600,000.00 appropriated in the Dominican budget for 1936 for the payment of floating debt claims.

The Dominican Government having given assurances to the American Legation in Ciudad Trujillo to the effect that at least certain of the floating debt claims of American citizens would be properly provided for, the Department of State is interested in knowing whether, in the event such funds are transferred as contemplated in the project of law referred to, there will be any delay in the payment of the just debts now due American claimants.