Mr. Winthrop to Mr. Hay.
Madrid, October 6, 1904.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your unnumbered dispatch of September 23, 1904, requesting this legation to procure for the Department copies of the neutrality proclamations issued by the Government of Spain during the war between Russia and Japan.
In accordance therewith, I have the honor to inclose a copy of the Gaceta de Madrid of February 11, 1904, containing the only proclamation issued by the Government of Spain.
I may add that it is not the Spanish custom to publish such proclamations separately.
I have, etc.,