Mr. Manion to Mr. Olney.


Your cable of 25th received. Just interviewed President and executive. They are gratified United States are acting independently. In this connection I think British representative should be immediately instructed not to address this Government on behalf of Americans. Jameson handed over England because he violated her law as well as the Republic’s. Hammond and others are merely charged with contravention of local law. Government promises to hasten preliminary examination of Hammond, with view to possibility of bail. Indictment not yet framed, hence offence or penalty undefined. Attorney-General busy at work. Will interview him and report immediately.

American Consular Agent.