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

22. Department’s March 18, 5 p.m.

Department suggested that first four points of Department’s March 17, 5 p.m. be included in President Estrada Cabrera’s proclamation. Department has no objection to the proclamation containing, after the third point, an explanation to the effect that crimes punishable by the laws of the country are not to be considered “political reasons”.

The Department does not insist on the inclusion of the fourth point in the proclamation but will be content with a verbal assurance from President Estrada Cabrera that prisoners will not be subjected to torture or flogging.

These conclusions have been come to after a conference with Doctor Toledo Herrarte,7 and the Minister of Guatemala, who will telegraph their government accordingly.

Polk
  1. Chief of the Guatemalan Special Mission to the United States.