Mr. Cambon to Mr. Day.

Mr. Secretary of State: The consul of France at San Juan de Porto Rico telegraphs me that at the joint request of the consuls the captain-general has recognized, in writing, the neutrality of a point selected outside of the city where the foreigners have taken refuge.

Our consul adds that as soon as the Federal vanguard shall make its appearance he intends to notify the general commanding the American army of this humane arrangement.

I have the honor to bring this fact to your knowledge in order that you may be able to send General Miles such instructions as you may think proper.

Be pleased to accept, etc.,

Jules Cambon.