Minister Dawson to the Secretary of State.
Santo Domingo, February 2, 1906.
Sir: I have the honor to inclose to you a copy and translation of a note from the French Chargé d’affaires expressing his Government’s and his own appreciation and gratitude for the assistance given French citizens during the recent revolutionary disturbances at Sanchez by the commanders of the U. S. S. Eagle and Paducah and the acting American consular agent.
The Chargé d’affaires asks that these thanks be transmitted to these officers. I have accordingly sent a copy of his note to the acting consular agent and informed him that his thanks will be conveyed to the naval officers through the usual channels.
Copies of my reply to him and of my letters to Mr. Leroux are inclosed.
I have also received report from Mr. Leroux describing the revolutionary disturbances, a copy of which will be sent you with my No. 211 of this date. In it he says:
In concluding this account I must express to you, and through you to the State Department, my profound appreciation of the efficient aid rendered throughout all the trying days of this month by all the vessels, crews, and officers of the United States Navy stationed here, but more especially to the senior officer present in Samana Bay and his good ship Paducah, without whom my efforts at maintaining American dignity and the efforts of the consuls to procure peace would have been futile.
In another letter (copy inclosed) he praises very highly the kindness of Passed Asst. Surg. Charles H. De Lancy, U. S. Navy, in attending the wounded.
I have, etc.,