File No. 710.11/242.


To the Diplomatic Officers of the United States in Latin America.

Gentlemen: There is herewith enclosed for your information and for dissemination in the press of the country to which you are accredited [Page 26] a copy of a translation in Spanish7 of those portions of the Annual Message of the President of the United States to Congress, delivered before that body on December 7, 1915, which refer to matters of Pan-American importance.8

In view of the interest which the Department believes will be evinced throughout the country of your residence in this important utterance, you will arrange for its publication in such journals of the Capital as you may deem fit, and also transmit a copy thereof to the Consular officers within your jurisdiction, directing them likewise to arrange for its publication in their respective localities.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Frank L. Polk.
  1. In Portuguese as sent to the Embassy at Rio de Janeiro; and in French to the Legation at Port au Prince.
  2. See the Address of the President, ante.