Mr. Olney to Mr. Taylor.

No. 589.]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s instructions Nos. 568 of the 12th and 576 of the 24th ultimo, 581 of the 2d and 583 of the 6th instant, I inclose copies of a letter1 from Louis Wertheimer and of two dispatches1 from our consul-general at Habana, relating to Mr. Wertheimer’s claim against the Spanish Government based on the action of the Governor-General of Cuba in refusing to allow the shipment of 307 bales of tobacco purchased before the date of issue of General Weyler’s proclamation.

You will present this case with the others to the Spanish Government.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.
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