File No. 839.51/1648.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Russell.

No. 14.]

Sir: The Department has received your No. 22, of the 8th instant, in which you report that the financial situation in the Dominican Republic is still in a hopeless state.

The Department approves your action in advising the deputy receiver general of Dominican customs against making the advances mentioned in paragraph two of your despatch.

I am [etc.]

Frank L. Polk.