Señor Polo de Bernabé to Mr. Sherman.
Washington, April 20, 1898. (Received 11.35 a.m.)
Mr. Secretary: The resolution adopted by the Congress of the United States of America, and approved to-day by the President, is of such a nature that my continuance in Washington becomes impossible and obliges me to request you the delivery of my passports.
The protection of Spanish interests will be intrusted to the French ambassador and to the Austro-Hungarian minister.1
On this occasion, very painful to me, I have, etc.