837.51 Public Works Debt/318

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

No. 508

Sir: With further reference to the plan to settle the remainder of the public works debt, I have the honor to report that, according to today’s press, the House of Representatives met yesterday and adjourned until July 18. It is obvious, therefore, that the House of Representatives, at least, will give no further consideration to either of the bills to settle the public works debt until after that date.

The Senate, of course, has not met since it received its powers to legislate from the Constituent Assembly, and there is no reason to believe that it intends to meet until sometime after presidential elections on July 14.

Respectfully yours,

George S. Messersmith