File No. 837.00/1114b

The Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Navy

Sir: I have the honor to enclose herewith a copy of a statement2 which was transmitted to the American Minister at Habana, by this Department, with instructions to make it public and to send it by telegraph to the American Consul at Santiago.

The Minister has reported that the revolutionary commander at Santiago has withheld this message from the Consul, who was instructed to make public its contents. It is therefore requested that this be [Page 363] sent via wireless to the commander of the United States war vessel which is now at Santiago, with instructions to deliver it to the Consul in order that he may inform the leader of the revolution of the contents thereof and have it become generally known throughout Santiago and the Province of Oriente.

I have [etc.]

Robert Lansing
  1. See Department’s telegram to the American Minister at Habana, February 13, 1917, 5 p.m., p. 356.