Mr. Taylor to Mr. Olney.

No. 600.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose a copy and translation of a note received from the minister of state relative to the case of Chaqueilo.

I am, etc.,

Hannis Taylor.
[Inclosure in No. 600.—Translation.]

The Duke of Tetuan to Mr. Taylor.

Excellency: In addition to my note of the 21st ultimo, relative to the proceedings instituted in Cuba against the naturalized American citizen, Manuel Fernandez Chaqueilo, I have the honor to inform your excellency that, as reported in a telegram from the Captain-General of the said island to the minister of war, Fernandez Chaqueilo was caught with arms in hand and consequently he will be tried by the war [Page 650] jurisdiction in ordinary trial, in strict accordance with the protocol of January 12, 1877. This decision has been duly communicated to the consul-general of the United States at Habana.

I avail myself, etc.,

The Duke of Tetuan.