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Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay.

No. 1453.]

Sir: * * * I have the honor to inclose the following documents, viz:

(1) The King’s proclamation of neutrality issued on February 11 last.a (2) Copy of a letter dated February 11 last, addressed to the principal departments of His Majesty’s Government, informing them of His Majesty’s resolution to maintain neutrality.b

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I am, sir, etc.,

Joseph H. Choate.
  1. Printed in Foreign Relations 1898, p. 862.
  2. Not printed. The proclamation and the letter of instruction are expressed in the same terms as the proclamation of April 26, 1898, and the letter of instruction of April 23, 1898, printed on pp. 865 and 869, respectively, in Foreign Relations 1898.