No. 587.

Mr. Valera to Mr. Bayard.


The undersigned, envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary of his Majesty the King of Spain, has the honor to inform the Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, Secretary of State of the United States, that, as he is informed by the consul-general of his nation at New York, the Cuban revolutionists are preparing to celebrate in that city the anniversary of the outbreak of the insurrection of 1868, for which purpose they have already appointed a committee of arrangements.

The undersigned minister, in bringing this matter to the knowledge of the honorable Secretary of State, does so solely in order that the administration may be prepared to repress any expedition against the peace and tranquillity of the island of Cuba that the insurrectionists may, perchance, desire to set on foot as a concomitant to their aforesaid celebration.

The undersigned, &c.,