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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1920
(1920)

List of papers,   pp. IX-LXXXV ff. PDF (23.2 MB)


Page IX


LIST OF PAPERS
[Unless otherwise specified, the correspondence is from or to officials in
the Department of State.]
CUBA
POLITICAL AFFAIRS
AMENDMENT OF THE ELECTORAL LAW CARRIED BY THE CONSERVATIVES; FAILURE
OF THE UNITED STATES TO DISSUADE PRESIDENT MENOCAL FROM APPROVING
THE AMENDMENT-AGITATION BY THE LIBERALS TO INDUCE SUPERVISION OF
THE ELECTIONS BY THE UNITED STATES-CONCERN OF THE UNITED STATES
OVER PRE-ELECTION DISORDERS-PRESIDENT MENOCAL 8 STATEMENT, OCTOBER
28, 1920, ASSURING THE CUBAN PEOPLE A FAIR ELECTION-DELAY BY THE CUBAN
AUTHORITIES IN ANNOUNCING THE RESULTS OF THE ELECTION-APPOINTMENT
OF GENERAL CROWDER ON SPECIAL MISSION TO CUBA
Date and
number
1920
Feb. 13
(43)
Feb. 20
(31)
Mar. 11
(63)
Mar. 13
(45)
Mar. 20
(54)
Mar. 27
(57)
Mar. 27
(78)
Mar. 28
(81)
Subject
From the Minister in Cuba (tel.)
Rumor of proposal by Conservatives of two amendments to
new electoral law; desire of Liberals to see this law unchanged.
To the Minister in Cuba (tel.)
U. S. objections to amending of electoral law unless indis-
pensable to free election. Request for text of such proposed
amendments, with Minister's comments.
From the Minister in Cuba (tel.)
Conservatives' proposed amendment of art. 120 (text
printed) to permit coalition candidates. Liberals' threat to
withhold vote on measure.
To the Minister in Cuba (tel.)
Instructions to impress upon President Menocal inadvisa-
bility of amending electoral law. Crowder's concurrence in
objection to change.
'1o the Minister sn Cuba (tel.)
Instructions to inform President Menocal of U. S. expecta-
tion that no amendments will be undertaken, and of reasons
for such desire.
To the Minister in Cuba (tel.)
Instructions to refrain from presenting to President Depart-
ment's Mar. 25, 6 p.m., if amendment is signed as reported.
From the Minister in Cuba (tel.)
Delivery of purport of Department's Mar. 25 to President.
Latter's claim that exigencies of situation demanded his signa-
ture.
From the Minister in Cuba (tel.)
Memorandum of Secretary of State Desvernine (text
printed) claiming expediency as well as legality of amendments
to electoral law.
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