Minister Dawson to the Secretary of State.
Santo Domingo , November 23, 1905 .
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy and translation of a law of this government which establishes the American gold standard as the monetary standard of the Dominican Republic. This law really only confirms and gives unquestionable legal sanction to the practice previously existing in all transactions.
It was passed and promulgated during my recent absence on leave and has only just now come to my attention.
I have, etc.,