The Secretary of State to the Minister in the Dominican Republic ( Norweb )

No. 17

Sir: [The first two paragraphs are identical with those of instruction No. 38 to the Ambassador in Peru, supra.]

The Department is taking the subject up first with the Peruvian Government, in view of statements made by the Peruvian representative in the meeting of the International Sugar Council October 4–6, 1937, and does not desire you to approach the Dominican Government concerning the matter until further specific instructions. In the meantime the enclosures to this despatch are sent you for your information and such comment, if any, as you may wish to submit.

Very truly yours,

For the Secretary of State:
Sumner Welles