File No. 11960.

Minister Dawson to the Secretary of State.

No. 46.]

Sir: A Swiss citizen who contemplates emigrating to this country has written me that his Government informs him that the United States Government will, upon application, afford protection to Swiss citizens in countries like Colombia where Switzerland has no representatives; also that his Government advised him to make such application directly to this legation.

I have answered that, with the permission of my Government, I would be glad to represent any interests he might have before this Government.

Awaiting the instructions of the department in this regard, I have, etc.,

T. C. Dawson.