Mr. Olney to Mr. Taylor.
Washington, October 15, 1896.
Notwithstanding promise minister foreign affairs, as stated in your cable 10th, exportation of tobacco purchased before decree is still prohibited. It was prohibited only yesterday in clearest possible case of Hernsheim Bros. & Co., New Orleans, represented in Habana by Neuhaus, Newman & Co.
Represent fact to minister for foreign affairs, and ask for peremptory telegraphic instruction to Cuban authorities that exportation be allowed.