Mr. Dupuy de Lôme to Mr. Olney.
Swampscott, August 13, 1895.
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to impart to your excellency that the Duke of Tetuan, minister of state of the King, my august sovereign, to whom I hastened to communicate the result of our interview of the 10th instant, tells me that the King’s Government adopted as its own (hace suyo) the agreement which I signed, and charges me to assure that of the United States that Spain will pay on September 15 proximo, 1,500,000 pesos Spanish gold, in funds current in the Island of Cuba, as complete and final settlement (liquidacion) of the claim known under the name of Mora and in satisfaction not only of the capital but of whatsoever amount may have been or may be claimed as interest on the said capital.
Whilst having the honor to inform your excellency thereof, thus putting an end to this protracted and vexatious question,
I avail myself, etc.,