Mr. Day to Mr. Woodford.
Washington, April 19, 1898.
At 3 this morning, after prolonged conference, the Senate and the House of Representatives adopted the joint resolution, the text of which was telegraphed to you Saturday night, omitting from the first section the words, “And that the Government of the United States hereby recognizes the Republic of Cuba as the true and lawful government of that island.” Vote in Senate, 42 to 35; in House, 310 against 6.
An instruction will be telegraphed you later, immediately on the President signing the joint resolution. In the meantime you will prepare for withdrawal from Spain and notify consuls to be ready for the signal to leave. If any consul is in danger he may quietly leave at his discretion.