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

26. British and French representatives here and many Americans and other nationals conferred with me about disturbed conditions, numerous arrests, and danger of bloodshed.

Realizing their fears not without foundation I obtained interview with the President February 5th laying before him the situation deferentially but directly. His reception and manner were cordial but he had not before realized the magnitude, apparently, of the opposition to his regime; situation somewhat improved. Department’s 83 potent for good.

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