Mr. Hay to Mr. Bridgman.
Washington , January 24, 1899 .
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 73, of the 15th ultimo, reporting the outbreak of a revolution at La Paz, and stating that it is probable you will be asked to shelter refugees.
As to the question of shelter, as distinguished from so-called asylum, you may consult the Deparment’s instruction to the minister of the United States to Ecuador, printed in Foreign Relations, 1895, page 215.
I am, etc.,