Mr. Dupuy de Lôme to Mr. Adee.
Washington, September 9, 1895.
Mr. Secretary: I have the pleasure of informing you that, as the Spanish consul in Florida informs me, the collector of customs at Cedar Keys has not only lent his most energetic cooperation in securing the capture of the deposit of arms and ammunition concealed at North Key, but has personally, and for more than thirty-two hours, labored day and night, enduring great hardships, until he attained the object demanded by his duty.
Impelled by a feeling of justice, I think it my duty to bring these facts to your excellency’s knowledge, and to request you if you deem it proper to communicate them to the Secretary of the Treasury.
I avail myself, etc.,