No. 992.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Strobel.

No. 325.]

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence I inclose copy of a dispatch from our consul-general at Havana reporting that an order has been issued directing the assistant treasurer at Matanzas to return to the master the excess of tonnage dues collected last October from the American steamer Jeanie.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.
[Inclosure 1 in No. 325.]

Mr. Williams to Mr. Rives.

No. 841.]

Sir: With reference to my previous dispatches relating to the excess of tonnage dues collected last October from the American steamer Jeanie, against the stipulations of the present modus vivendi between the United States and Spain at the port of Cardenas, I have now the honor to inclose you the translation and a copy of a communication received last evening from the intendant-general of finance, by which I am informed that the assistant treasurer at Matanzas has been instructed to refund the sum of $572, without delay, in payment of the said excess.

I have, etc.,

Ramon O. Williams.
[Inclosure 2 in No. 325.—Translation.]

Mr. Ossorio to Mr. Williams.

Sir: I beg to inform you in reply to your communication of the 8th instant that under this date I have instructed the assistant treasurer of Matanzas as follows:

“An investigation having been made consequent upon the protest of the master of the American steamer Jeanie against the amount of tonnage dues collected by the custom-house of Cardenas upon said steamer in excess of the stipulations of the modus vivendi between Spain and the United States, his excellency the intendant-general has been pleased to order that the sum of $572 gold be refunded without delay by your office, with debit to the collections of revenues, which resolution is herewith communicated by order of his excellency, with inclusion of the documents that are to accompany the warrant of payment. Have the goodness to acknowledge receipt of the present communication, as also to advise this central office of the date when this payment shall have been made.”

I am, etc.,

Manuel Ossorio.