Mr. Loomis to Mr. Hay.
Caracas, March 1, 1901.
Sir: I inclose a copy of a second note from the minister of foreign affairs concerning the Scorpion, with a translation.
On Tuesday last the minister of foreign affairs said he would send me a list of the closed ports, and I was led to believe that the incident would be closed in that way, but it seems that such is not the case. I purposely made my answer to the minister’s first note a little vague, because I was not fully acquainted with all of the facts concerning the Scorpion.
I regret to say that the legation does not own a set of the laws of Venezuela.
I inclose a copy of my answer to the minister’s second note. It seems to me that nothing further ought to be expected.
I have, etc.,