Mr. Dupuy de Lôme to Mr. Olney.
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to acknowledge to your excellency the receipt of the note No. 101, which under yesterday’s date you have been pleased to communicate to me, relative to the injury which, in the property known as Natalia, situated in Sagua la Grande, has been caused to the American citizen, Mr. John Jova, by Spanish military forces who visited that estate on the 22d of February last. Under this day’s date I give an exact account of the contents of the note to the Governor-General of the Island of Cuba, requesting him to institute an inquiry concerning this matter and communicate to me the result of his investigations, which I will hasten to communicate to your excellency without loss of time.
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