File No. 839.00/860.
The Secretary of State to the American Consul at Puerto Plata.
Washington, September 4, 1913—1 p.m.
Report received from American Legation at Santo Domingo that a revolution has probably broken out at Puerto Plata under Governor Céspedes. The Des Moines should arrive at Puerto Plata about the 9th instant to protect the lives and property of Americans, and others as circumstances may require. Inform local authorities, cooperate fully with Commander Long upon his arrival, and keep the Legation and Department fully informed.