Minister Dawson to the Secretary of State.


Yesterday’s disturbances were precipitated by misunderstanding demonstration made by admiral without consultation with me or notice to the Dominican Government. Public excitement quickly subsided when real intention was explained. Dominican minister for foreign affairs has been forced to resign, but the other cabinet ministers have reached agreement with President.

The Dominican Government desires to continue modus vivendi. The Vice-President has given written assurance on behalf of Horacista congressional majority that they will ratify convention with one amendment, as follows: After word “Dominicana.” second line, seventh article, “previa autorización de su Congreso.”