Mr. Woodford to Mr. Sherman.

No. 221.]

Sir: I have the honor to report that I have just telegraphed you in cipher as follows:

Madrid, April 13, 1898.

Secretary Sherman, Washington:

American citizens are applying at our various consulates for transportation to United States in case of war, claiming that they are penniless and unable to pay passage. I ask instructions for consuls and myself as to what shall be done in cases of this kind.


Very respectfully, yours,

Stewart L. Woodford.