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REPORT FROM THE SECRETARY OF STATE RESPECTING A CLAIM FOR THE DEATH OF JUAN SARIANO, A SUBJECT OF THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, SUBMITTED TO THE SIXTY-NINTH CONGRESS AND RECOMMENDING ANEW THE AUTHORIZATION OF AN APPROPRIATION FOR ITS PAYMENT BY THE PRESENT CONGRESS, TOGETHER WITH A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR OF THE BUREAU OF THE BUDGET

DECEMBER 12, 1927.—Read, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations,

and ordered to be printed

To the Congress of the United States:

I transmit herewith a report by the Secretary of State requesting the submission anew to the present Congress of the matter of a claim against the United States for the death on October 2, 1923, at Guerra, Dominican Republic, of Juan Soriano, a Dominican subject, who was killed by the landing of an airplane belonging to the United States Marine Corps, which formed the subject of a report made by the Secretary of State to me in March, 1926, and my message to the Congress dated March 22, 1926, which comprise Senate Document No. 84, Sixty-ninth Congress, first session, copies of which are furnished for the convenient information of the Congress.

I renew my recommendation originally made, that in order to effect a settlement of this claim, the Congress, as an act of grace, and without reference to the legal liability of the United States in the premises, authorize an appropriation in the sum of $2,000, and I bring the matter anew to the attention of the present Congress in the hope that the action recommended may receive favorable consideration.

CALVIN COOLIDGE. THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 12, 1927.

The PRESIDENT:

On April 30, 1924, the Secretary of State reported at length to you concerning a claim against the United States for the death on October 2, 1923, at Guerra, Dominican Republic, of Juan Soriano, a Dominican subject, who was killed by the landing of an airplane belonging to the United States Marine Corps, and requested that the recommendation of the Acting Secretary of the Navy, as indicated in the report, be adopted, and that the Congress authorize the appropriation of the sum necessary to pay the indemnity as suggested by the Acting Secretary of the Navy.

This report was transmitted by you to the Congress on May 1, 1924, with the recommendation that in order to effect a settlement of the claim in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary of State, the Congress, as an act of grace, and without reference to the legal liability of the United States in the premises, authorize an appropriation in the sum of $2,000. Your recommendation and the report of the Secretary of State mentioned, with its accompanying papers, comprise Senate Document No. 102, Sixty-eighth Congress, first session.

The claim was submitted anew to the Sixty-ninth Congress and is set out in Senate Document No. 84, first session of that Congress, copies of which are inclosed for your full information.

It appearing that final action was not taken on this matter by the Sixty-ninth Congress, I beg to suggest the submission of the matter anew to the consideration of the present Congress.

It will be observed from the inclosed communication from the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, to whom the matter was referred, that the proposed action is not inconsistent with the financial program of the Government. Respectfully sumbitted,

FRANK B. KELLOGG. DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, December 9, 1927.

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, December 3, 1927. MY DEAR MR. SECRETARY: I have from Assistant Secretary of State Carr his letter of December 1, 1927, inclosing copy of Senate Document No. 84 of the Sixty-ninth Congress, first session, containing a report to the President recommending that the Congress be requested to authorize an appropriation for the settlement of a claim against the United States for the death on October 2, 1923, at Guerra, Dominican Republic, of Juan Soriano, and requesting that I indicate whether the action proposed in the report is in harmony with the financial policy of the President.

In reply I have to advise you that the proposed request for legislation authorizing an appropriation of $2,000 for the purpose stated is not in conflict with the financial program of the President. Sincerely yours,

H. M. LORD, Director. The SECRETARY OF STATE.

[Senate Document No. 84, Sixty-pinth Congress, first session] To the Congress of the United States:

I transmit herewith a report by the Secretary of State requesting the submission anew to the present Congress of the matter of a claim against the United States for the death on October 2, 1923, at Guerra, Dominican Republic, of Juan Soriano, a Dominican subject, who was killed by the landing of an airplane belonging to the United States Marine Corps, which formed the subject of a report made by the Secretary of State to me in April, 1924, and my message to the Congress dated May 1, 1924, which comprise Senate Document No. 9102, Sixty-eighth Congress, first session, copies of which are furnished for the convenient information of the Congress.

I renew my recommendation originally made, that in order to effect a settlement of this claim, the Congress, as an act of grace, and without reference to the legal liability of the United States in the premises, authorize an appropriation in the sum of $2,000, and I bring the matter anew to the attention of the present Congress in the hope that the action recommended may receive favorable consideration.

CALVIN COOLIDGE. THE WHITE HOUSE,

March 22, 1926.

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The PRESIDENT:

On April 30, 1924, the Secretary of State reported at length to you concerning a claim against the United States for the death on October 2, 1923, at Guerra, Ďominican Republic, of Juan Soriano, a Dominican subject, who was killed by the landing of an airplane belonging to the United States Marine Corps, and requested that the recommendation of the Acting Secretary of the Navy, as indicated in the report, be adopted, and that the Congress authorize the appropriation of the sum necessary to pay the indemnity as suggested by the Acting Secretary of the Navy.

This report was transmitted by you to the Congress on May 1, 1924, with the recommendation that in order to effect a settlement of the claim in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary of State, the Congress, as an act of grace, and without reference to the legal liability of the United States in the premises, authorize an appropriation in the sum of $2,000. Your recommendation and the report of the Secretary of State mentioned, with its accompanying papers, comprise Senate Document No. 102, Sixty-eighth Congress, first session, copies of which are inclosed for your full information.

It appearing that final action was not taken on this recommendation by the Sixty-eighth Congress, and fully concurring in the report and request of the Secretary of State, I beg to suggest the submission of the matter anew to the consideration of the present Congress.

It will be observed from the inclosed communication from the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, to whom the matter was referred, that the proposed action is not inconsistent with the financial program of the Government. Respectfully submitted.

FRANK B. KELLOGG. DEPARTMENT OF STATE,

Washington, March 18, 1926.

BUREAU OF THE BUDGET,

Washington, March 10, 1926. MY DEAR MR. SECRETARY: I have your letter of March 4, 1926, inclosing copy of a proposed report to the President recommending that Congress be requested to authorize an appropriation in the sum of $2,000 in settlement of a claim against the United States for the death on October 2, 1923, at Guerra, Dominican Republic, of Juan Soriano, a Dominican subject, who was killed by the fall of an airplane belonging to the United States Marine Corps, and asking that I indicate whether the action proposed in the report is in harmony with the financial policy of the President.

It affords me pleasure to advise you that the proposed request for legislation authorizing an appropriation of $2,000 for the purpose stated is not in conflict with the financial program of the President. Sincerely yours,

H. M. LORD, Director. The.SECRETARY OF STATE,

(Senate Document No. 102, Sixty-eighth Congress, irst session)

To the Congress of the United States:

I transmit herewith a report respecting a claim against the United States for the death on October 2, 1923, at Guerra, Dominican Republic, of Juan Soriano, a Dominican subject, who was killed by the landing of an airplane belonging to the United States Marine Corps, with the request that the recommendation of the Acting Secretary of the Navy, as indicated therein, be adopted, and that the Congress authorize the appropriation of the sum necessary to pay the indemnity as suggested by the Acting Secretary of the Navy.

I recommend that, in order to effect a settlement of this claim in accordance with the recommendation of the Secretary of State, the Congress, as an act of grace, and without reference to the legal liability of the United States in the premises, authorize an appropriation in the sum of $2,000.

CALVIN COOLIDGE. THE WHITE HOUSE,

May 1, 1924.

The PRESIDENT:

The undersigned, the Secretary of State, has the honor to submit, with a view to its transmission to the Congress, the following report and recommendation respecting a claim presented for the death on October 2, 1923, at Guerra, Dominican Republic, of Juan Soriano, a Dominican subject, who was killed by the landing of an airplane belonging to the United States Marine Corps.

From the evidence available it appears that Capt. Harold D. Campbell, United States Marine Corps, stationed at Observation Squadron No. 1, Second Brigade, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, took off at the aviation field in a plane belonging to the Marine Corps to go to the gunnery savanna, about 15 miles northeast of the flying field, in order to give certain instructions in flying and making land

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