File No. 18942/2–5.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Heimké.

No. 71.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 175,1 of March 30 last, inclosing a copy of a dispatch to the department from the consul general at Guatemala City, in which he reports the brutal beating and wounding and subsequent lynching of William Wright, a colored American citizen, at Cayuga, Department of Izabal, Guatemala, on December 15, 1908, by a mob of Guatemalans.

The department awaits the result of the investigation and representations which you were directed in the telegraphic instructions of the 17th ultimo to make. That instruction is intended to authorize you to make a demand at the proper stage for the dismissal and disciplining of Col. García, should the facts concerning him be found as represented by Consul General Kent.

I am, etc.,

Huntington Wilson.
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