File No. 839.00/867a.

The Acting Secretary of State to the American Consul at Puerto Plata.


The American Chargé d’Affaires was instructed by the Department, on September 4, to communicate at the earliest favorable opportunity to Governor Céspedes—and to Horacio Vásquez, should he also be implicated—the profound displeasure of this Government at their revolutionary activity, for which the Government of the United States will not fail to fix the responsibility.

If the American Chargé d’Affaires has been unable to communicate the foregoing to its destination, you, accompanied by Commander Long of the Des Moines, will immediately call upon Governor Céspedes and you and Commander Long will jointly inform him thereof.