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Santo Domingo,   pp. 1418-1423 PDF (2.4 MB)

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                       SANTO DOMINGO.
                               Nqo. 963.
                    Mr. Thompson to Mr. Bayard.
 No. 19.1             LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                          Port au Prince, .tayti, January 30, 1888.
                                            (Received February 9.)
   SIRp: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt on the 28th instant
 of dispatch No. 17, Santo Domingo series, wherein it states that the
 honorable Secretary of the Navy has instructed the commander-in-chief
 of the United States naval force on the North Atlantic station, if prac-
 ticable, to place a vessel at my disposal in order to proceed to Santo
 Domingo and there urge in person the claim of Mr. C. E. Frary. I am
 of the opinion now that such is the only way of reaching any result
 with the Dominican Government, for such Government appears to give
 no attention whatever to our representa'tions. The secretary of state
 of Santo Domingo does not even acknowledge receipt of dispatches. I
 have recalled to)his attention by dispatches and duplicate dispatches
 several times the claims of Mr. Frary and of Mr. Arteaga, but receive
 no reply whatever. The principal object of this dispatch, in view otf
 the probability of a visit to Santo Domingo, is to request instructions
 of such a nature that will possibly enable me to arrange the affairs now
 pending. Mr. Frary makes a claim for $25,000; Mr. Arteaga claims
 for $26,000. I am animated with a desire to end in their favor if pos-
 si hie, all of these disagreeable affairs so patent of wrong to our citizens,
 and while anxious to carry out loyally to the letter every instruction
 received from the Department, in view of the gravity that may arise by
 further refusal to acknowledge the tort and settle the affair, wish to
 follow that course of action that your superior judgment can point out
 to me.
      I have, etc.,
                                         JOHN E. W. THOMPSON.
                              No. 964.
                    Mr. Bayard to Mr. Thompson.
No. 20.]                            DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
                                       Washington, March 19, 1888.
  SIR: On the 13th instant I received from you a telegram in regard to
the claim of Mr. C. E. Frary vs. San Domingo.
  Immediately upon receipt of this telegram Mr. Green B. Raum, the
attorney for Mr. Frary, was communicated with and his views requested

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