Mr. Cambon to Mr. Day.


Mr. Secretary of State: The Spanish Government, not wishing to make use any longer of the good offices which the Government of the Republic has rendered it in its diplomatic communications with the Federal Government, wishes to send to Washington one of its consuls in Canada, who would be authorized to attend to all the questions of detail the settlement of which the cessation of hostilities will, of course, permit or necessitate.

By order of my Government, I have the honor to notify you of this wish of the cabinet of Madrid, and I would be much obliged to you if you would inform me whether the Federal Government is disposed to permit such consul to’ be sent to Washington in the capacity of an unofficial agent.

Accept, etc.,

Jules Cambon.