The Minister in the Dominican Republic (Schoenfeld) to the Secretary of State
[Received February 26.]
Sir: Referring further to the Department’s airmail instruction No. 397 of February 4, 1936 (File No. 839.1541/32),32 and particularly to my despatch No. 3117 of February 12, 1936, reporting representations made by me on that day to the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, in respect of a contract entered into last October between the Dominican Government and the United States Steel Products Company and the relation of the said contract to the obligations of the Dominican Government under Article III of the Convention of December 27, 1924, I have the honor now to enclose a copy, with translation, of a note from the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, dated February 21, 1936, setting forth formally the views of the Dominican Government regarding the interpretation to be given Article III of the Convention in so far as it purports to make the assumption by the Dominican Government of obligations pledging future revenues subject to the consent of our Government.