Minister Bowen to the Secretary of State.
Caracas, Venezuela, May 14, 1904.
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a translation of a note I received from the minister for foreign affairs in regard to the memorandum I left with him about paying the creditor nations 5,400,000 bolivars annually, and my answer thereto. If I receive any other communication from him on the subject, I will send to you forthwith a translation thereof.
I am, etc.,