Señor Polo de Bernabé to Mr. Day.

Dear Mr. Day: I have received at 1 o’clock a.m. a cablegram from his excellency the Governor-General of Cuba stating that the pacification of the western provinces is so considerably advanced that he has decided, in his capacity of commander in chief, to abrogate the reconcentration order. He has at the same time authorized the reconcentrados to return to the fields and resume their habitual pursuits under the protection of the authorities and local boards, that will take care to help those wanting means to work and cultivate their farms, providing others employment in public works that will be immediately undertaken. In order to regularly organize their living, at the least possible expense, economical kitchens will be established.

In communicating to you General Blanco’s telegram I avail myself, etc.,

Luis Polo de Bernabé.