Mr. Day to Mr. Woodford.
Washington , January 24, 1898 .
Have just cabled consul-general of the United States at Habana:
It is the purpose of this Government to resume friendly naval visits at Cuban ports. In that view the Maine will call at the port of Havana in a day or two. Please arrange for a friendly interchange of calls with authorities.
Please advise foreign minister of friendly visit as above indicated.