Mr. Knight to Mr. Olney.
At the request of the American colony resident in the Transvaal, I send you the following appeal addressed by them to the President of the United States:
Recent political agitation has jeopardized liberty and property of J. H. Hammond, Thomas Meir, H. J. King, Victor Clement, Charles Butters, J. S. Curtis, F. R. Lingham, American citizens. Consensus of opinion American colony is that United States Government instantly send a fully empowered diplomat to the Transvaal, to act as exigencies demand.
I earnestly support this appeal, and recommend immediate action. Reply to Cape Town and repeat Pretoria. Your several cables received.