File No. 839.00/1706.

The Dominican Foreign Office to the Secretary of State.


Honorable Mr. Secretary: The Dominican Government, wishing to clear up, in a positive and definite manner, certain questions of the utmost importance to the interests of the nation, has appointed as Envoys Extraordinary and Ministers Plenipotentiary, Señores Federico Velásquez H., Secretary of State of Fomento and Communications; Licentiate Jacinto B. Peynado, Secretary of State of Justice and Public Instruction; Doctor Francisco Henríquez y Carvajal, ex-Secretary of State of Foreign Relations; and Licentiate Enrique Jiménez, the Present Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of the Republic near your Government.

My Government trusts that your excellency will grant an immediate reception to this commission, giving it full credit in all its utterances, and that this will prove an occasion of which the Honorable President Wilson and your excellency will avail yourselves to give to America an eminent affirmation of the respect which the interests and rights of the Dominican Republic merit and consequently those of all the Latin peoples who inhabit the Western Hemisphere from Bering Sea to the Straits of Magellan.

I hope that the voice of justice will find a warm reception at the White House and that the action taken by your excellency’s Government will banish the suspicions which are nourished in the hearts of the people of America by those who combat the greatness and efficacy of the great nation of the United States of America.

I am pleased to avail [etc.]

B. Pichardo.