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The Minister in the Dominican Republic ( Russell ) to the Acting Secretary of State

6. Your 6, February 14, 6 p.m. Electoral law completed and undergoing final reading before presentation to the President for promulgation which will be in the next few days.2 Law of provinces completed and law of communes in course of preparation. In regard to delay see my despatch number 8303 which left here in the pouch February 12th. Political feeling very intense between Vasquez party and supporters of Peynado.

There is a persistent rumor that at the last moment Velasquez party will unite with Vasquez to defeat Peynado. Jacinto de Castro has shaken [forsaken?] Vasquez party and resigned his candidacy for the Vice Presidency.

  1. The electoral law was promulgated on Mar. 8, 1923.
  2. Not printed.