Señor Soler to Mr. Adee.
Washington , August 3, 1897 .
Mr. Secretary: I have received your polite note of the 29th ultimo, in which, referring to that of Mr. Sherman of the 14th of the same month, you reiterate to me what was said in that note relative to the protection of property belonging to Americans in the Island of Cuba.
In reply, I have the honor to inform you that I shall communicate the contents of your aforesaid note to my Government, and as soon as [Page 520] I receive a reply on the subject I shall be happy to transmit it to your excellency.
I avail myself, etc.,
First Secretary of Legation.