837.51/2470: Telegram

The Ambassador in Cuba (Wright) to the Secretary of State

113. Information contained in your telegram No. 109, September 11, 7 p.m.19 confirming that communicated by telephone yesterday conveyed yesterday informally to officials mentioned. The news has come as a great shock and Secretary of State asks me today what compensation the President is authorized to offer to relieve disastrous situation thus created: I replied that I was without authority to answer but would inquire. He will tomorrow send a note asking for clarification of certain points. At meeting this morning including President and Batista it was determined that obligaciones were debt of honor and would be settled probably this week. I said that this action would be welcomed.

  1. Post, p. 566.