File No. 701.5212/13.

Consul Canada to the Secretary of State.


Department’s February 11 received too late to notify Commander of battleship. However, on receipt telegram from Brazilian Minister early afternoon secured assurances authorities to accord decent treatment Spanish Minister. He arrived safely 10.40 tonight, immediately went on board Spanish transatlantic steamer which sails 16th. If necessary, refuge on board American battleship will be arranged.