Mr. Olney to Mr. Taylor.

No. 583.]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s No. 576 of the 24th ultimo and No. 581 of the 2d instant, relating to the refusal of the Governor-General of Cuba to allow the exportation of tobacco belonging to certain American houses, contracts for the purchase of which had been made prior to the date of his prohibitory decree, I now inclose copy of a letter1 from Messrs. Sutter Brothers, of Chicago, whose contract with their Habana agents, Messrs. Bauriedel & Co., was dated March 26 last. This may be presented with the other cases.

I am, sir, etc.,

Richard Olney.
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