Minister Dawson to the Secretary of State.

No. 130.]

Sir: Referring to your No. 48, of March 23, 1905, in regard to claim based upon an expected violation of a contract exempting sugar producers from taxes, I have the honor to report that your instructions will be followed, and I will cease to use my good offices with the Dominican Government to prevent the collection of the sugar tax, which good offices were effectively offered pursuant to Department’s telegram of December 14, 1904.

I have, etc.,

T. C. Dawson.