File No. 823.5048/144.

The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

My dear Mr. Secretary. On February 25 Mr. Knox forwarded to my predecessor a Congressional document containing, among other correspondence regarding the Putumayo question, the report of the American Consul at Iquitos, Mr. Fuller, on conditions in that region of Peru.

I need not recall to your mind the particulars of this question which has engrossed the attention of our two Governments for the last two years, but I have now been instructed by Sir E. Grey to inquire what conclusions you have arrived at in regard to Mr. Fuller’s report.

I should therefore be much obliged if you could give me your views on the question and could indicate to me the policy which you think it best to adopt in the present position of affairs.

I am [etc.]

Cecil Spring-Rice.