File No. 639.003/28.
The American Minister to the Secretary of State.
Santo Domingo, April 26, 1911.
Sir: Referring to your No. 29 of March 1, 1911, in regard to [etc.], I have the honor to report that I have brought this matter to the attention of Mr. Velázquez in accordance with your instructions.
In the first place I have handed Mr. Velázquez a memorandum setting forth the position of our Government in regard to these taxes. This memorandum was carefully gone over, and the minister stated that he would like to answer by a countermemorandum, copies and translations of which I herewith inclose. I have had frequent interviews with the general receiver of customs on this subject, and I will send in my full report on the workings of the two taxes in question as soon as I can obtain all the data from the receiver’s office.
I have, etc.,