Mr. Day to Sir Julian Pauncefote.
Washington, July 14, 1898.
Excellency: The Department is informed that the Home Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, an incorporated organization, owns a considerable amount of real and personal property in Habana and in San Miguel, Cuba. All this property was lately in charge of Dr. Ed. Belot, who was assisted in the care of it by his niece, Miss Joerg, Prado 67, Habana. Upon a recent report of Dr. Belot’s death, the Home Mission Board cabled Miss Joerg, authorizing her to take charge of the property in question, and it is desired that the British consul at Habana may be informed of the fact, in order that he may render her such good offices as may be needful and proper.
The Department will be greatly obliged if your excellency will be so good as to telegraph to this effect to Her Majesty’s consular representative at Habana.
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