Mr. Olney to Mr. Dupuy de Lôme.

No. 86.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 16th instant, replying to mine of the 14th instant, relative to the complaints made by Messrs. Lacoste and Ponce de Leon as to the destruction of their property by the Cuban insurgents.

The concluding passage of your note has been communicated to the consul-general of the United States at Habana, with direction to advise the consuls accordingly.

Accept, etc.,

Richard Olney.