The Acting Secretary of State to the Dominican Ambassador ( García Godoy )


Excellency: I have the honor to transmit herewith two copies each of Statement LL–9 and supporting schedules41 reporting charges made against Your Excellency’s Government during the period from March 1, 1946 through May 31, 1946, covering defense materiel transferred in accordance with the terms of the Lend-Lease Agreement signed on August 2, 1941 by representatives of the Dominican Republic and the United States of America.

It will be noted that charges during the period under reference are counterbalanced by credits to a net sum of $6,852.59 credit. Charges through May 31, 1946 aggregate the grand total of $980,994.69. Of this grand total the sum of $551,000 represents the approximate appropriate percentage due on account from Your Excellency’s Government. Since reimbursement payment amounting to $442,000 has already been received, the balance now due is $109,000. It would be appreciated by this Government if payment of the sum of $109,000 could now be made by the Government of the Dominican Republic in the form of a check payable to the order of the “Treasurer of the United States”. Such a check should be sent to this Department for appropriate disposition.

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It is requested that the enclosed statement and supporting schedules be treated by Your Excellency’s Government on a most confidential basis.

Accept [etc.]

For the Acting Secretary of State:
Spruille Braden
  1. None printed. Statements LL–6, LL–7, and LL–8, were transmitted by the Department to the Dominican Embassy on January 2, April 26, and September 27, respectively, showing charges made against the Dominican Republic during the period June 1, 1945, through February 28, 1946, for defense materiel. A payment of $129,000 was due on January 2, $120,000 on April 26, and $113,000 on September 27.