File No. 818.00/60
The Secretary of State to Minister Hale
Washington, January 30, 1917, 7 p.m.
Department has received your cablegrams of January 27, 11 p.m., January 27, midnight, January 28, 2 p.m. and January 29, 4 p.m.
Report fully as to conditions surrounding granting asylum to González, Fernandez and Castro Quesada.
Inform the Department immediately by cable as to whether American lives or property are in danger and whether you think further outbreaks will occur.
From your cable of January 29, 4 p.m. it would appear that some arrangement is being contemplated by which a legal Government will be established and Department desires to be kept informed by cable as to all steps taken to carry this out. You will take no action which might be construed as recognition of any new Government unless instructed by the Department.
Report in detail as to causes which led to Tinoco’s action and what interests political and otherwise are involved.