Mr. Tillman to Mr. Olney .

No. 48.]

Sir: I have the honor to hand you herewith a copy of a letter addressed to Hon. Ignacio Robles, minister of foreign affairs in Ecuador, advising him of instructions from my Government to enter into full diplomatic relations with the ministerial officers of the Republic of Ecuador, represented in the matter of foreign affairs by himself.

I am, etc.,

James D. Tillman
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[Inclosure 1 in No. 48.]

Mr. Tillman to Mr. Robles .

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that on the 3d of this month I received from the Secretary of State at Washington a communication dated November 6, 1895, in which I am instructed to enter into full diplomatic relations with the ministerial officers of the Republic of Ecuador.

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This communication is addressed to you, as minister of foreign affairs to advise you of my instructions and to confirm the telegram from this legation on the 3d of this month addressed to the supreme chief. If any action on the part of your Government is necessary to give full force and effect to the official acts of the consul-general, Mr. Dillard, at Guyaquil, and to other officials of the United States, I beg leave to ask that your Government will give to them every facility and assistance which they may need in the discharge of their duties. Again expressing for your country, and the personnel of the administration of which you form a part, the friendliest feelings of my Government and myself,

I am, etc.,

James D. Tillman
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[Inclosure 2 in No. 48.—Telegram.]

Mr. Tillman to General Alfaro .

By letter dated November 6, 1895, I am directed by the United States Government to enter into full diplomatic relations with the ministerial officers of Ecuador, of whom you are the chief. Mr. Dillard, consul-general of the United States, unites with me in congratulating you and the Republic of Ecuador.

Tillman
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