File No. 838.00/628.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.


The general commanding the revolutionary forces which entered the city this morning has been advised by the diplomatic corps that it considers it absolutely necessary that there be no conflict, engagement, or disorder, and counsels against promiscuous shooting, suggesting that soldiers not on duty and civilians be prohibited from circulating with arms; that in case of disorder the representatives of the powers would be obliged to use all the means at their disposal to stop the same.