Mr. Brice to Mr. Rockhill.

No. 76.]

Sir: I have the honor to report the following, viz:

Oscar Cespedes, American citizen confined in prison since last September in Matanzas, has been transferred to Habana January 11, 1897. I visited him frequently while here, and the encouragement given him has very materially improved his health. I sincerely trust he will soon be released.

I am, etc.,

A. C. Brice,
United States Consul.