Mr. Olney to Sir Julian Pauncefote.
Washington, June 5, 1896.
Excellency: Referring to your note of the 16th ultimo, relative to the application of the master of the British steamship Cuban for the remission of a fine of $300 imposed upon him for a violation of the immigration laws of the United States, I have the honor to inclose for your information a copy of a letter of the 3d instant from the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, in which he sets forth the grounds upon which he feels constrained to decline to remit the fine complained of.
You will observe that Mr. Curtis states that the collector of customs at New Orleans has been instructed to refrain from proceedings for the enforcement of an additional fine of $300 incurred in the case.
I have, etc.,