File No. 839.00/860.

The Secretary of State to the American Chargé d’Affaires.


The Des Moines should arrive from Willemstad at Puerto Plata on the 9th instant or before, to protect the lives and property of Americans, and others as circumstances may require. So inform the Dominican Government and take the first favorable opportunity to communicate to Governor Céspedes—and also to Horacio Vásquez, should he be implicated—the profound displeasure felt by this Government at his pernicious revolutionary activity, for which this Government will not fail to fix the responsibility. Inform the Department fully of all developments.