Mr. Armstrong to Mr. Olney.

No. 527.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 506, of the 13th ultimo, to Minister Taylor, relative to the detention of George Calvar and Peter Duarte, citizens of the United States, by the Spanish military authorities in Cuba in violation of the treaty of 1795 and the protocol of January 12, 1877, and to inform you that the case has been duly presented to the Spanish Government.

I am, etc.,

H. Clay Armstrong, Jr.,
Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.