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The Minister in Guatemala ( McMillin ) to the Secretary of State

25. Legation informed from a reliable source that within a few days the President of the Republic will cause a disturbance of some sort near his residence and use this as excuse to terrorize city and kill leaders of the opposition party. The Department’s attention is called to President’s statement, my 24, February 2, noon.

Situation is very grave especially in view of reports that part of the Army may turn against the Government. I urgently recommend that Department take steps to protect American life and property in accordance with suggestions embodied in Legation’s 20, January 26, 10 a.m.

McMillin