Minister Dawson to the Secretary of State.


Gunboat Independencia sent by Cabinet to Sanchez with munitions has deserted and gone to Monte Christi. Will probably bring expedition against Macoris or other point. Whereabouts of the President unknown. The Vice-President arrives here to-day. French chargé d’affaires offers, if agreeable to the American Government, to send Martinique for war ship to aid in protecting lives foreigners which might be endangered by landing American seamen.