Mr. Olney to Mr. Taylor.

No. 612.]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s No. 568, of September 12 last, and subsequent correspondence relative to the orders of the Governor-General of Cuba forbidding the exportation of tobacco from that island purchased prior to his prohibitory decree of May 16 last, I now inclose copy of a dispatch1 from our consul-general at Habana transmitting the protest and claim for indemnity of Mr. Doroteo Herrara, agent for the E. H. Gato Cigar Company, of New York, based on the refusal to allow the exportation of 617 bales of tobacco purchased before the issue of General Weyler’s decree.

You will present this case to the Spanish Government.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.
  1. Not printed.