Mr. Olney to Mr. Taylor.


Instructions in Mora case mailed 6th instant with copy joint resolution of Congress requesting President to insist upon payment of stipulated indemnity, principal and interest. These instructions direct you, in event that Spain is unable to pay the full amount at once, to urge an immediate payment on account, end that arrangements be made for early payment of balance.

See minister of foreign affairs and represent importance of satisfying this claim irrespective of action on proposed claims convention. Press for settlement and report by cable after receipt of said instructions.