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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 2, 1902
(1902)

Venezuela,   pp. 1058-1074 PDF (1.1 MB)


Page 1058

1058VENEZUELA. 
THREATENED SEIZURE OF THE "VIKING," WHICH SAILED FOR 
A VENEZUELAN PORT IN POSSESSION OF INSURGENTS UNDER 
CLEARANCE OF UNITED STATES CONSUL AT PORT OF SPAIN, 
THE VENEZUELAN CONSUL AT THAT PORT HAVING REFUSED 
TEE VESSEL CLEARANCE. 
I&. hay to Air. Bowen. 
~Te1egram.—Paraphrase.] 
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
Washington, April 7, 1902. 
 (Mr. Hay directs that inquiries be made into fact and circumstances of alleged
firing upon steamer of New York and Bermudez Company in San Juan River.)
Air. Bowen to JJ&. hay. 
[Telegram.—Paraphrase.] 
LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Garacás, April 8, 1902. 
 (Mr. Bowen reports that the Venezuelan minister for foreign affairs states
that his Government knows nothing about a steamer of the New York and Bermudez
Company having been fired upon in San Juan River, and that the act was probably
committed by revolutionists. 
 Mr. Bowen states that the steamer in question is at Trinidad, and suggests
that it might he advisable to send a United States war vessel there to investigate.
* * * ) 
Air. Bowen to Air. flay. 
No. 85.] LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Gardcas, April 20, 1902. 
 SIR: 1 have the honor to forward some memoranda in regard to the firing
upon of the steamer Viking. These documents were filed with me by the managing
director of the New York and Bermudez Company, Mr. Rake. 
 1 am, etc., HERBERT W. BOWEN. 


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