The Adviser on Political Relations ( Duggan ) to the Ambassador in Cuba ( Braden )

Dear Spruille: I was very glad to receive your personal letters of August 27 and of September 976 with the latter of which you enclosed [Page 315] a copy of airmail despatch no. 961 with further reference to the proposed banking and monetary legislation for Cuba. I appreciate your desire that the Department understand clearly your position on these matters. I believe that your last despatch together with Lieutenant Southard’s visit and the subsequent correspondence has resulted in a clear understanding by the Department of the position which you took in your despatch no. 513 of July 20. I am also sure that you understand clearly the Department’s policy with regard to the monetary and banking legislation and, in the circumstances, I think you will agree that formal reply by the Department to your 961 would not appear to be required.

With best wishes,

Yours very sincerely,

Laurence Duggan
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