839.51/4853: Telegram

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

154. For the Under Secretary from Hugh Wilson. I sent a text on August 27 feeling that only two of the eight points mentioned in the Department’s 120, August 24, 5 p.m. namely the sliding scale and information to the representative of the bondholders as well as the subject of pensions remained to be cleared up. The whole matter seemed simple as I was convinced that the Dominicans would meet us rapidly.

Instructions received today as you will see from my reply No. 152, September 2, 5 p.m. have introduced new thoughts complicating the matter and may lead to considerable delay.

I hope you will do what you can to keep the thing as simple and as speedy as possible. [Wilson.]