Mr. Taylor to Mr. Gresham.
Madrid, February 9, 1895.
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herein, with translation, an official copy of the law lately approved by Her Majesty the Queen Regent, [Page 1186] and published in the Gaceta de Madrid on the 6th instant, giving to the products and manufactures of the United States the benefit of the second column of the tariff now in force in the islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico.
I inclose also, with translation, a copy of a note received to-day from the minister of state, and dated the 6th instant, informing me officially of the fact that the Government of His Majesty has sent to the Governors-General of the islands of Cuba and Puerto Rico the orders necessary to put the modus vivendi lately executed between the two nations into effect.
I am, etc.,