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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)

Venezuela,   pp. 1129-1147 PDF (1.2 MB)


Page 1129

VENEZUELA.
WAR WITH SPAIN.
Mr. Sherman to Mr. Loomis.
[Telegram.]
- DEPARTMENT OF STATE,
Washington, April 21, 1898.
Ultimatum served yesterday through Spanish minister here and by instruction
to United States -minister, Madrid. Spanish Government broke off diplomatic
relations before latter could communicate. This Govcriiment is now free to
act ' is though refused War appears inevitable You will be it once advised
SHERMAN.
- Mr. Andrade to Mr. Sherman. -
LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF VENEZUELA,
Washington, April 23, 1898.
SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the communication of
the 22d instant, in which your excellency inserts the rules which the Government
of the United States proposes to observe in the case, now imminent, of hostilities
with Spain, and to inform you that I have, by to-day's mail, communicated
its contents to my Government.
I avail myself, etc., - - -
- JOSÉ ANDRADE.
 - - -Mr. Andrade to Mr. Sherman.
LEGATION OF- THE UNITED STATES -OF VENEZUELA,
- - WashingtOn, April 25, 1898.
SIR: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the communicaitioii of
your excellency of the 23(1 instant, together with the three printed copies
inclosed therein and which you mention, of the proclamation of His Excellency
the President of the United States, declaring the institution of a blockade
of the northern coast of Cuba, ' between Cardenas and Bay Honad, and of the
port of Cienfuegos to the south
of th'at island. - -
I have the honor to thank your excellency for your attention, and to renew
the assurances of my perfect consideration.
  JosÉ ANDRADE.
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