Messersmith, G.S., Havana. To Sumner Welles, Washington.

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Major [Hayne Davis] Boyden, Naval Attaché, reported he was approached for information concerning when Cuba could expect military materials under provisions of agreement several months ago; attended dinner given by Col. [Henry Anson] Barber, [Jr.] for Col. & Mrs. [Jose] Pedraza; asked Pedraza if Cuban Government had drawn up list of Military supplies needed; apparently it had not; gathered they did not have money to pay for supplies, and were not sure they were expected to pay for them; Pedraza said they needed badly planes for training purposes and would like to have them by first of year; would like to clear up question of payments; was told question not raised during staff conversations; believes it would be good if U.S. could supply Cuba with a few planes without charge.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.