The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Dawson.

No. 48.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your telegram of the 16th instant, reading as follows:

Minister of finance will not further delay beginning suit to collect sugar tax. Telegraph instructions.

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In reply I have to say that negotiations have been had between the Dominican Government and that of the United States with a view of reaching a satisfactory solution of all questions affecting claims of American citizens arising in Santo Domingo. The result of those negotiations has been submitted to and is now pending before the United States Senate. While the Senate has this matter under advisement the Department can take no action. This will be deferred until a final determination has been reached as to the course to be pursued by the government.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.