File No. 838.00/847.

Minister Smith to the Secretary of State.


The Department’s February 13. Because of doubt as to the effectiveness of the Cape Haitien blockade and the question of whether recognition of the blockade would not be a partial recognition of the Zamor Government and of Theodore as a belligerent, the entire matter is held in abeyance.* * * Foreign representatives continue to act in complete accord with the Legation, awaiting our action as to recognition.