Mr. Olney to Mr. Taylor.

No. 625.]

Sir: I inclose copies of two letters1 from the chairman of the Juragua Iron Company, Limited, stating that that company has been threatened by the Cuban insurgents with destruction of the works unless they should have paid by the 30th ultimo an indemnity fund of $1,000,000 and export dues amounting to $3,000 per month on ore shipped.

You will bring this matter to the attention of the Spanish Government, and request that it may give immediate and complete protection to the company’s property against any attempt on the part of the insurgents to carry out the above-mentioned threat.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.
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