839.00/2396

The Secretary of the Navy ( Denby ) to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your letter of June 7th, transmitting the draft of the proposed proclamation to be issued by the Military Governor of Santa Domingo, which conforms to the plan of withdrawal agreed upon in our several conferences.

I have directed the Military Governor to promulgate the Proclamation as outlined, and have also taken the necessary action to secure the issuance of an Executive Order providing for the $2,500,000 bond issue, which is referred to in the Proclamation.

The Military Governor will inform me of the date and hour when he intends to promulgate the Proclamation, so that the draft of the Proclamation may be released simultaneously here and in the Dominican Republic.

I remain [etc.]

Edwin Denby