The Belgian Minister to the Secretary of State.
Washington, March 8, 1906.
Dear Mr. Secretary of State:
Following upon the conversation which we had this morning, I beg to submit the inclosed documents for your examination of the claim of the Belgian firm El Oriente in re “Saturnus:”
- A memorandum of the legation on the subject.
- A copy of the brief already submitted to the State Department by Mr. Michener, counsel for the German firm Baer, senior, whose case is identical with that of the El Oriente.
- A letter from the Belgian consul-general at Manila, written to Governor Wright on January 28, 1904, disputing the findings of the committee charged with the examination of the claim of the El Oriente Company.
I deeply appreciate, dear Mr. Secretary, your kindness in consenting to take this case under your personal examination.
I beg to offer you my earnest thanks, and remain with highest consideration, etc.,