File No. 818.00/74

The Secretary of State to Consul Chase

No. 19

Sir: The Department has received, and read with interest, your despatch No. 24 of January 27, 1917, reporting that on that date a revolution was started in San José, Costa Rica, by the Minister of War, Federico Tinoco.

Your action in not giving information regarding the attitude of the Government of the United States is approved by the Department.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Wilbur J. Carr