839.24/11–2645: Airgram

The Chargé in the Dominican Republic ( Scherer ) to the Secretary of State

A–481. Reference is made to the Department’s airgram, A–390, of November 16, 1945 regarding the Dominican Government’s interest in obtaining small arms ammunition. In its airgram the Department pointed out the Government’s general attitude towards the furnishing of Lend-Lease supplies at this time and the particular considerations which obtain in the case of the Dominican Republic.

This request for ammunition made by the Dominican Government has been discussed with the recently arrived British Minister.30 He states that he has received an instruction from his Government that, following an informal exchange of views with the American Embassy in London, the British Government has decided that it is not prepared to supply arms or ammunition to the Dominican Government under the existing circumstances.

  1. Russell Duncan Macrae.