Mr. Dupuy de Lôme to Mr. Olney.


The Spanish consuls in Tampa and Key West report great activity in filibusterers’ expeditions ready to start. The revenue cutter has seized at Pine Keys the schooner Lark, owned long time ago by sympathizers with the rebels, with 33 men. That is only a small part of a vast plan. Cedar Keys, Palm Beach, and neighborhood are the points more dangerous; also the keys near Key West. The leaders are Enrique and Tom as Collazo. The Spanish consuls have made the required sworn statement. I feel it is my duty to bring to your notice these facts, regretting that my poor health has prevented me from remaining in Washington.

Dupuy de Lôme.