Mr. Hay to Mr. Dawson.

[No. 18.]

Sir: By the award rendered on the 14th ultimo by the commission of arbitration under the protocol of January 31, 1903, between the United States and the Dominican Republic, it was provided that the United States should appoint a financial agent to collect the sums due under the award.

I have to inform you that Mr. John T. Abbott has been appointed by the Department as financial agent under the provision of the award in question, and to request you to notify the Dominican Government of such appointment.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.