File No. 705.6252/–
The Spanish Ambassador ( Riano) to the Secretary of State
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to inform your excellency that I have just received a telegram from the Minister of State directing me to announce to your excellency that, on the request of the Government of Germany and in the absence of Swiss consular officers at Honolulu and in Porto Rico, the consuls of Spain in the said islands are instructed to take charge of the protection of German interests.
I avail [etc.]