Mr. Dupuy de Lôme to Mr. Olney.


Mr. Secretary: I have had the honor to receive the note which your excellency was pleased to address to me under date of the 14th instant, and with regard to its contents I have called the attention of [Page 676] His Excellency the Governor-General of Cuba and of the Government of His Majesty thereto.

As General Weyler has invited the consuls to address themselves to him whenever they have any representations to make in favor of their countrymen, I doubt not that if the consuls of the United States present to the authorities of the district in the friendly form which the relations existing between the two countries renders possible the proofs of each case of violation of law, the same will be avoided and many evils remedied.

I improve this opportunity, etc.,

E. Dupuy de Lôme.