Mr. Day to Mr. Woodford.
Washington, April 17, 1898.
The Senate, Saturday evening, by 67 votes to 21, passed a resolution amending all of the House resolution after the enacting clause. It declares as follows:
“Resolved, By the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, First,[Page 762]
“That the people of the Island of Cuba are and of right ought to be free and independent, and that the Government of the United States hereby recognizes the Republic of Cuba as the true and lawful government of that island. Second,
“That it is the duty of the United States to demand, and the Government of the United States does hereby demand, that the Government of Spain at once relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba, and withdraw its land and naval force from Cuba and Cuban waters. Third,
“That the president of the United States be, and he hereby is, directed and empowered to use the entire land and naval forces of the United States and to call into the actual service of the United States the militia of the several States to such an extent as may be necessary to carry these resolutions into effect. Fourth,
“That the United States hereby disclaims any disposition or intention to exercise sovereignty, jurisdiction, or control over said island, except for the pacification thereof, and asserts its determination when that is accomplished to leave the government and control of the island to its people.”
The House has taken a recess until 10 Monday morning, when vote will be taken on concurring in the Senate amendments. If the House nonconcurs conference follows. Ultimate form of resolution can not yet be foreseen.