Mr. Snowden to Mr. Foster.
Madrid, March 3, 1893. (March 10, 1893.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose, herewith, copy of a memorandum submitted to Señor Sagasta, at our first private interview in relation to the Carolines incident, in which are enumerated the guaranties given by the Spanish Government to the United States as to the rights and privileges that were to be enjoyed by the American missionaries in these islands. At that interview I agreed to submit to His Excellency a brief history of the events occurring on the Island of Ponapé from 1852 to 1890.
I also transmit a copy of a note submitted to the Marquis de la Vega de Armijo, secretary of state, giving the amount of money expended by the American Board of Foreign Missionaries in the mission at Ponapé, with the amount claimed as damages for property taken and destroyed.
I have, etc.,