Mr. Hill to Mr. Loomis.
Washington, February 14, 1901.
Sir: I confirm your telegram of the 12th instant reporting the Venezuelan Government’s protest against the presence of the Scorpion in the Orinoco River, and the Department’s telegraphic reply of the 13th instant.
I inclose for your information copy of the Navy Department’s memorandum of the 13th instant relative to the precedents for the visits of United States war vessels to the Orinoco River.
I am, etc.,