The Secretary of State to the Minister in Costa Rica ( Hale )

No. 62

Sir: The Department is in receipt of a despatch, dated November 20, 1916, from the American Vice Consul at Port Limon, Costa Rica, which states that the Constitutional Congress of the Republic of [Page 872] Costa Rica has granted to Doctor Leo J. Greulich, of New York City, a concession for the privilege of exploring for and exploiting petroleum and other hydro-carbonaceous substances in the Provinces of Limon, Puntarenas, and Guanacaste.

The Department desires that you investigate and report in full in regard to this concession.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Frank L. Polk