Mr. Sickles to Mr. Hay.
Madrid, September 19, 1899.
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have to-day received an official communication from the minister for foreign affairs informing me that the following Cuban political prisoners have been set at liberty:
Imprisoned at Ceuta: Carlos Garcia Sierra, Luis Alf aro Pita, Felipe Figueroa, Cecilio Matias Carmenate, Antonio Rodriguez Ruiz, Andres Salsedo Acebo, Arcadio Carbera Echevarria.
Malaga prison: Ramon Acosta y Acosta.
I inclose a copy and accurate translation of the note from the Spanish ministry for foreign affairs.
I have the honor to be, etc.,