Mr. Hay to Mr. Bridgman.

No. 63.]

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.,

John Hay.