Mr. Dupuy de Lôme to Mr. Sherman.

No. 58.]

Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of. your excellency’s note No. 272, of the 6th instant, relative to the sugar estate “Victoria,” situated in the district of Sagua, in the Island of Cuba. As your excellency therein states that the United States consul-general at Havana will be instructed to treat directly concerning this matter with the Governor-General of the island, I will confine myself to informing your excellency, in reply to your aforesaid note, that I will send it to my Government, to the end that it may take cognizance of the views of the United States Government on the subject.

I avail myself, etc.,

E. Dupuy de Lôme.