Mr. Andrade to Mr. Gresham.
Washington, D. C., May 11, 1895.
Sir: In connection with the diplomatic controversy now pending between Venezuela and France, of which your excellency already has knowledge, I have received instructions to communicate to the United States Government the contents of the dispatch which I have the honor herewith to inclose, together with the documents therein mentioned, with the exception of the Italian Green Book, which I have deemed it unnecessary to send to your excellency, since I know that the said publication is in the library of the Department of State, and since what is essential in relation to the controversy in question is found in Incisures V and VI.
The American embassy at Paris was authorized, when the difficulty began, through the well-timed kindness of your excellency’s Government, and at the instance of that of Venezuela, to take Venezuelan citizens residing in France under its protection. The friendly feelings of which the United States then furnished evidence to my country lead it to hope that the request now made will be followed by an equally speedy and satisfactory result.
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