Mr. Gresham to Mr. Eustis.
Washington, February 11, 1895.
Instruction mailed you to-day concerning apprehended demonstration of French Government against Santo Domingo and possible impairment of rights of American citizens as farmers of Santo Domingo customs revenue under contract. It is reported a cabinet meeting will be held Paris to-morrow (Tuesday) to determine action against Santo Domingo. Notify minister for foreign affairs of existing rights of American citizens, in order that they may be duly protected in any action France may take for enforcement of her claim.