Minister Dawson to the Secretary of State.


Vice-President has arrived at call Horacista Cabinet ministers. The public fears rupture between him and the President. At the request of both, I will be present at conference. If the Vice-President and his faction, who control military, should imprison, drive from capital, force resignation * * * of the President, am I authorized to ask admiral to land forces to protect American citizens and preserve order? No constitutional recognized government would exist to ask American assistance as indicated in your telegram of the 8th November.