File No. 839.00/808.


The Archbishop will resign the presidency probably Tuesday or Wednesday of next week, according to information received this morning from his brother, Secretary Nouel, who desires me to have an [Page 421] additional gunboat at this capital for moral effect. I have consulted with the commander of the Wheeling and we conclude that it is advisable to have a second gunboat within call, preferable at Mayaguez or in Samaná Bay, since the cutting of the telegraph lines across the island will probably be the first act of any new revolution.