Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay.
Santo Domingo, October 17, 1904.
Sir: Concerning the subject of the delivery of the shares of the Banque Nationale de St. Domingue under the provisions of the award of July 14, I have the honor to report that the Dominican Government did not accept the said shares. Accordingly, on the 13th instant, Mr. Abbott in his capacity as attorney for the San Domingo Improvement Company and its allied companies requested me to receive the shares on deposit.
I accepted the shares and receipted for them.
To-day I received a letter from Mr. Abbott in which he sends me a copy of a letter he sent to the minister of finance on the 13th, notifying the latter that the shares had been deposited with me pending the decision of the Dominican Government.
I have also the honor to report that on August 13 Mr. Thormann, representative of the San Domingo Improvement Company and its allied companies made a similar deposit with me of the unified scrip ordered to be delivered to this Government by the award but which was refused by this Government.
I have, etc.,