File No. 839.51/743.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


Reports that an American inspector of customs at Puerta Plata, while performing his duties, was assaulted by a Dominican customs official; that he made representations to the Dominican foreign office and demanded suspension from office and punishment of this official and a guaranty for the future protection of the receivership employees. He has been assured by the minister for foreign affairs that proper measures have been taken; that the offender has been suspended from duty and will be tried for the offense.