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Mr. Bayard to Mr. Curry.


Mr. Bayard informs Mr. Curry that the Department has received a telegram from the United States consul-general at Havana, stating that public sentiment strongly favors the placing of products of foreign countries transshipped in ports of the United States under the third column of the tariff 5 that the Spanish authorities in Cuba, however, continue to levy discriminating tonnage dues on American vessels. He advises Mr. Curry that tonnage should be included in any negotiation looking towards the revival of the former agreement.