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The Secretary of State to the Consul at Vera Cruz ( Foster )6

Your April 20, 9 p.m.

Navy Department is being asked whether it has available war vessel that could be dispatched on reasonably short notice to Ports of Vera Cruz, Puerto México and Frontera should emergency arise appearing to make such action advisable.

  1. The same, mutatis mutandis, at 5 p.m., to the consul at Frontera.