File No. 839.00/1731.
Chargé Johnson to the Secretary of State.
Santo Domingo, July 22, 1915.
Sir: Referring to your cable dated July 16, 4 p.m., and to my reply dated July 22, 5 p.m., * * * I have the honor to inclose herein * * * copy of a note9 I directed to the Foreign Office under today’s date, embodying the protest I was instructed to make in reference to diversion of funds. I ventured to embody in this note portions also of the instructions contained in your January 12, 8 p.m. and April 20, 2 p.m., which had not previously been conveyed in writing and which I considered had an intimate connection with the protest against the diversion of funds to put down the disorders. Of course even without directly calling attention to the desire of the United States to itself suppress disorders which would otherwise require extra-legal expenditures by the Dominican [Page 316]Government, the remedy of that Government, in the face of our protest, should be obvious to them. * * *
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