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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 5, 1898
(1898)

Uruguay,   pp. 1121-1128 PDF (524.5 KB)


Page 1121

- URUGUAY. -
 - - POLITICAL SITUATION.
lir Finch to Mr s~herman
LEGAT1ON OF THE UNITED STATES,
Montevideo, February 10, 1898.
SiR The following is a corrett copy of ' t cablegram ' ~ent you this afternoon:
- - -
SHERMAN, Wa8his~gton: -
Chambers dissolved. Provisional governineist proclaimed. Cuestas President.
Quiet. FINCH.
The following circulartm was distributed in all parts of the city during
the afternoon, but the people remained unexpectedly quiet and only a few
stores closed their doors. -
 Your obedient servant, W. F. FINCH.
MILITARY SERVICE OF JOHN BAKER DICK
Mr. Finch-to Mr. Day. -
- ~o. 82.] - LEGATION- OF THE UNiTED STATES,
- - Montevideo, October 7, 1898.
SiR: The within correspondence refers to the case of John Baker, colored,
who claimed to be a citizen of the United States, and to-have beeti pressed
into the llruguayan army.
Having no evidence to suppoit Baker's claim to United Stales citi zenship,
other than his verbal affirmation, I was not able to make a very impressive
showing to the foreigii ministet of this Republic
Respectfully, - -
WILLIA1\I II. FINCH.
Inciosure 1 iii No. 82.]
CONSULATE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Montevideo, October 7, 1898.
Hon WILLIAM It FINCH,
Minister Plenipotentiary and Eni'oy Bxtraoi dinary of the United States to
Urvguay and Para quay
SIR 1 h we to ieport the following case to your attention Last evenini. a
negro who g we his name as John Baket met me at my doot and claimed that
be was an Aineric in citizen, having come from the South with a circus. some
three ~ ears ago
 - 1 Not l)rinted. -
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