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

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Sending to Department with Despatch No. 185, translated copy of Memorandum left by [Pedro] Martinez Fraga; told him U.S. could take no cognizance of memorandum officially; neither U.S. Government nor Cuban Government could be party to any such transaction between Cuban growers and U.S. refiners, and made it clear that Cuban interests would be damaged if knowledge of memorandum became general; Fraga seemed impressed by claim of refiners as expressed in memorandum that they could control 260 votes in House; told Fraga he should know attitude of people and U.S. Administration on certain lobbies; believes Fraga may be slipping; his plans seem uncertain; giving dinner on May 7 for Secretary of State and Mrs. [Miguel Angel] Campa; invited Fraga, but he said he may be in Washington.
Messersmith, George S. (George Strausser), 1883-1960.