Mr. Woodford to Mr. Day.

No. 236.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt on Tuesday night, April 19 instant, of your cipher telegram, which I translate as follows:1

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I have accordingly telegraphed the consul-general at Barcelona as follows:

Madrid, April 20, 1898.

Bowen, Consul-General, Barcelona:

Prepare for withdrawal from Spain. Notify consuls to be ready to leave at once. If any consul believes himself in immediate danger he is authorized to quietly leave at his discretion.


I have also telegraphed you this morning as follows:

Madrid, April 20, 1898.

Day, Assistant Secretary, Washington:

Have received telegram of Tuesday morning. Am prepared to withdraw. Have notified consuls to be ready.


Very respectfully, yours,

Stewart L. Woodford.