Mr. Hay to Mr. Russell.
Washington, April 20, 1903.
Sir: I inclose herewith six copies of the protocol between the United States and Venezuela.
You will advise the Venezuelan Government that the United States Government has named as its commissioner Mr. William E. Bainbridge, and as its agent before the commission Mr. Robert C. Morris; also that the United States Government has presented the request on its part to the Queen of the Netherlands to name an umpire, pursuant to the protocol.
I am, etc.,