Mr. Olney to Mr. Dupuy de Lôme.

No. 93.]

Sir: Referring to your note of the 18th instant, I have the honor to say that a circular instruction has been sent to our consular officers in Cuba directing them to favor the registration in the local Spanish offices of all American citizens who prove their title to registration in the consulates. The principle stated in the Department’s note of the 17th instant is of course reserved.

Accept, etc.,

Richard Olney.