Mr. Dawson to Mr. Hay.
Santo Domingo, August 9, 1904.
Sir: I inclose herewith copy and translation of the peace treaties signed June 3 and June 10 between Demetrio Rodriguez and Desiderio Arias, commanding the revolutionary forces in Monte Christi, and General Cespedes, representative of the Morales government.
This agreement was reached through the mediation of Captain Dillingham. It put an end to the only serious armed opposition to the Government. Its essential provisions are that Arias is recognized as governor of Monte Christi, and he and Rodriguez agree to maintain order and peace there and to collect all arms in the hands of revolutionists. Your attention is especially called to the fourth paragraph of the June 10 agreement, by which Arias and Rodriguez hold themselves responsible for peace and order, “particularly before the representative of the American Navy, who has intervened in the matter and signed this agreement.”
On July 3 Governor Arias told Admiral Sigsbee and myself that he proposed to abide by the agreement and wished for American support in so doing. * * *
On my arrival here President Morales told me he asked nothing better than to keep the agreement in force. I believe him to be sincere.
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I have, etc.,