File No. 839.00/444.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


Cruisers North Carolina and Washington left on the 8th instant at midnight. I am informed by the minister for foreign affairs that Morales has made a landing and is in hiding in the neighborhood of Pedro Macoris and that yesterday an expedition under Desiderio Arias left Nipe, Cuba, presumably for Monte Christi. The gunboat Wheeling is here.