Mr. Bridgman to Mr. Hay.

No. 115.]

Sir: I have the honor to report that I received on April 17 the following cablegram from the Department:

On request British Government you will protect British subjects and interests if necessary. Notify Bolivian authorities.


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I will notify the Bolivian Government of the same as soon as possible.

At present there is no need of protection, as everything is quiet. I have in several instances protected British interests in the absence of any English representative.

I have, etc.,

George H. Bridgman.