The Minister in Cuba ( Gonzales ) to the Acting Secretary of State
[Received 6.41 p.m.]
54. Your January 24, 1 p.m. Reply of President to your January 15, 6 p.m. which was presented before my arrival, is in pouch on way to Washington.1 Since arriving the President has informed me that he notified leaders of his party some time ago when insisting on necessity of election reform that he would resign before participating as President in elections of character of last one.[Page 7]
I wish the Department had given me time to present the matter in my own way and in the spirit indicated in the conference held in the State Department on the afternoon of January 10th.
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