740.0011 Pacific War/834: Telegram

The President of the Dominican Republic (Troncoso de la Concha) to President Roosevelt


The President: I have the honor to declare to Your Excellency that the Government of the Dominican Republic, faithfully interpreting the unanimous national sentiment, has decided stand in this historic moment with the noble people of the United States of America and to that effect today declared war on the Japanese Empire, in order to contribute with all its resources to the defense of the ideals of freedom and democracy which, to the benefit of humanity, are so splendidly maintained by Your Excellency and the great American nation, and which are the same ideals as have shone in Dominican foreign policy during the last 10 years. With sentiments of the most distinguished consideration,

M. de J. Troncoso de la Concha