Mr. Day to Mr. Cambon.

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 28th ultimo by which you advise me that the consul of France at San Juan, Porto Rico, has telegraphed you that at the joint [Page 800] request of the consuls, the Captain-General has recognized in writing the neutrality of a place outside the city where foreigners have taken refuge, and that as soon as the United States forces make their appearance a notification of this humane arrangement will be given to the general in command. This fact you state you bring to my knowledge in order that such instructions may be sent to General Miles as may be thought proper.

I have accordingly communicated a copy of your note to the Secretary of War.

Accept, etc.,

William R. Day.