to Mr. Curry.
Washington, April 2, 1888.
Sir: I inclose copy of a dispatch from our consul at Cienfuegos reporting another violation of the commercial agreement with Spain.
The American schooner Uranus, in ballast from Ponce, Porto Rico, to Cienfuegos, loaded molasses at the latter port for the United States and was charged 37 cents per register ton duty on her outward cargo, where a Spanish vessel would have paid 25 cents per ton.[Page 1451]
You are instructed to bring the case to the attention of the Spanish Government, and to ask that the money improperly exacted may be re turned.
I am, etc.,