Mr. Hay to Mr. Loomis.
Washington , April 3, 1899 .
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 249, of the 9th ultimo, suggesting that if the North Atlantic Squadron should come to La Guaira it would be advisable for a number of the officers to call on the President of Venezuela at Caracas.
In reply I have to say that a copy of your dispatch was forwarded to the Navy Department, which has, as I am advised, transmitted it to the commander in chief United States naval forces, North Atlantic Squadron.
I am, etc.,