File No. 818.00/90a
Washington, February 22, 1917, 4.p.m.
You will hand the following statement to Tinoco and inform him that it has been made public in the United States and in Central America:
In order that citizens of the United States may have definite information as to the position of this Government in regard to any financial aid which they may give to, or any business transactions which they may have with those persons who overthrew the Constitutional Government of Costa Rica by an act of armed rebellion, the Government of the United States desires to advise them that it will not consider any claims which may in the future arise from such dealings, worthy of its diplomatic support.