Mr. Muruaga to Mr. Gresham.
Washington, March 11, 1895.
The undersigned minister plenipotentiary of Her Majesty the Queen Regent of Spain has the honor to transmit to the honorable Secretary of State the inclosed report of Mr. Schuyler, consular agent of Spain at Fernandina, Fla., which corroborates the suspicion of Mr. Borden’s complicity in the equivocal and questionable transactions connected with the yachts Lagonda, Amadis, and Baracoa.
Relying upon the assurances which, according to the press, have been given by Mr. Taylor to the Spanish Government that the American Government will cause a strict watch to be kept upon expeditions carrying arms, the undersigned takes the liberty to call the attention of the honorable Secretary of State to the probable or simulated shipment of said arms via the port of Philadelphia.
The undersigned avails, etc.,