The Chargé in Cuba (Beaulac) to the Secretary of State

No. 2715

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s telegram No. 3, of January 13, 1940, and to report that I shall take the first opportunity to inform the Cuban Ambassador to Washington in the sense indicated.

I am sure the Department understands that the Embassy has made every effort to refrain from becoming involved in the present unsatisfactory electoral situation. In accordance with this policy, it has occurred to me—bearing in mind that the Cuban Ambassador to Washington, while personally friendly to General Menocal, is considered by the latter, and particularly by his followers, as a member of the government coalition—that it might become desirable, in the [Page 742] interest of keeping our Government from becoming involved in this domestic situation, for me to transmit directly to General Menocal, or to Dr. Cuervo Rubio,12 the information contained in the Department’s telegram referred to.

If the Department agrees, I shall be glad to receive instructions to transmit this information to the persons indicated, should it appear desirable to do so.

Respectfully yours,

Willard L. Beaulac
  1. Member of the Partido Demócrata Republicano.