Mr. Day to Mr. Cambon.

Excellency: Referring to your note of the 28th ultimo advising me that at the request of the consuls the captain-general of Porto Rico had recognized, in writing, the neutrality of a point outside the city of San Juan for the refuge of foreigners, I have the honor to inform you that the Secretary of War has telegraphed General Miles so far as practicable to recognize this arrangement.

Accept, etc.,

William R. Day.

[On August 12, 1898, there was signed by the Secretary of State on behalf of the United States and by the Ambassador of France at Washington on behalf of Spain a Protocol of Agreement preliminary to the final establishment of peace between the United States and Spain, printed p. 828.]