Mr. Woodford to Mr. Day.

No. 224.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt this morning at 7 o’clock of Department dispatch in cipher, which I translate as follows:

Washington, April 13, 1898.

Woodford, Minister., Madrid:

In case of war, where there is real danger to American citizens who can not provide means of transportation, you and consuls will provide for passage and draw on Department.


I give the necessary instruction to-day to Consul-General Bowen at Barcelona, and request him to notify consuls.

Very respectfully,

Stewart L. Woodford.