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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 7, 1903
(1903)

Dominican Republic,   pp. 390-405 PDF (6.3 MB)


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 DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. 403 
Nr. Powell to Mr. Hay. 
No. 640, Santo Domingo Series.] 
LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES, 
Santo Domingo, November 3, 1903. 
 SIR: I have the honor to state that at an interview with the minister he
informed me that his Government did not call this a blockade, but simply
a closing of these ports to prevent the insurgents receiving supplies. 
 * * * * * * 
 I have, etc., W. F. POWELL. 
- Jib. Hay to Jib. Powell. 
No. 197.]  DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
 Washington, November 5, 1903. 
 SIR: I inclose for your information copy of a correspondence had With the
Dominican consul-general in regard to the treatment of American vessels and
their cargoes under the decree of blockade issued against the ports of Monte
Cristi and Puerto Plata. 
 I am, etc., JOHN HAY. 
[Inclosure 1.—Translation.] 
Mr. Galvan to Mr. flay. 
No. 33.] CONSULATE-GENERAL OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, 
New York, October 31, 1903. 
 Most EXCELLENT Sin: I have the honor to give notice to the American Government,
through the worthy organ of your excellency, that the ports of Monte Cristi
and Puerto Plata are blockaded, by direction of the Dominican Government,
on account of the local authorities there having declared themselves in rebellion
against the constitutional order. 
 It has come to the knowledge of this consulate~general that one of the shipping
concerns of this country, in trade relations with the Dominican Republic,
intends to accept cargoes on its vessels for the said blockaded ports, notwithstanding
the timely notice of the decision of the Dominican Government that was given
it by this consulategeneral. I bring the matter to your excellency's knowledge
in order to lodge the due reservation of the right that may appertain to
my Government in the event of a violation of its decrees by the above referred
to shipping firm, which would give rise to questions apt to disturb the harmonious
relations now existing between the 
two countries. 
With sentiments of distinguished consideration, etc.,. 
MANUEL DE J. GALVAN, Jr. 
[Inc~osure 2.] 
Mr. Hay to Mr. Galvan. 
DEPARTMENT OF STATE, 
Washington, November 4, 1903. 
Sin: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 31st
ultimo, by which you give notice to this Government that, the ports of Monte
Christi and Puerto Plata are blockaded by direction . of the Dominican Government
on account of the local authorities there having declared themselves in rebellion
against the constitutional order, and that it has come to the knowledge of
your consulate-general that one of the shipping firms of the United States
in trade relations with the Dominican Republic intends to accept cargoes
on its vessels for the said blockaded ports, notwithstanding the timely notice
of the decision of the Dominican Government 


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