File No. 339.112C42/5.

The Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Navy.

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence, I have the honor to inclose for your information a copy of a dispatch from the American minister to the Dominican Republic, forwarding copies of all the correspondence relating to the incident that took place on April 26 [sic] between the commanding officer of the U. S. S. Chester and the guard of the barracks in the city of Santo Domingo.

This Department thinks that the incident may now be considered as closed.

I have, etc.,

P. C. Knox.