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

Dominican Republic,   pp. 110-173 PDF (22.7 MB)

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Francisco Henriquez y Carvajal
Manuel deJ. Troncoso de la Concha
One good man from the North (Cibao)
Federico Velasquez y Hernandez
Jacinto de Castro (Lawyer)
Dr. Eliseo Grull6n (Physician)
Eliseo Espaillat (Commerce)
Genaro Perez (Lawyer)
Francisco J. Peynado (Lawyer, Ex-Dom-
inican Minister at Washington)
Pelegrin Castillo (Lawyer)
I am [etc.]
For the Secretary of State:
The Acting Secretary of the Navy (Coontz) to the Secretary of State
16870-493                        WASHINGTON, June 24, 1920.
SIR: There is transmitted herewith for the information and files
of the Department of State a quarterly report of the Military Gov-
ernor of Santo Domingo for the quarter ending 31 March, 1920.
Very truly yours,
Quarterly Report of the Military Governor of Santo Domingo
[SANTO DOMINGO,] 1 April, 1920.
The conditions in the republic do not warrant at this time the
withdrawal of American control. Matters have greatly improved,
but a strong and honest government is still and will be necessary
for at least ten years and perhaps more. Important measures for
the vital benefit of this country are in process of working out. The
public education is being spread over the entire country and has
not yet entirely covered it; there are about 200,000 children in the
country of school age, but we have so far provided for about 130,000
up to the end of this year and in the next few years as rapidly
as money and suitable teachers become available we desire to get
all the children into schools.
The chaotic condition of land titles in Santo Domingo has long
been notorious. Dating back to the time when surveys were rare
and herds of cattle roamed at large throughout the island, owner-

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