Mr. Adee to the Duke de Arcos.
Washington , August 26, 1899 .
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 11th instant, requesting that the military authorities in Cuba would communicate to the consulate-general of Spain at Habana the registration of Spanish subjects in that island, and that the system of registration might be put in force in Porto Rico and the Philippines.
Your note was at once communicated to the War Department, and I have the honor to quote from the Assistant Secretary’s reply as follows:
The military authorities in Cuba have been instructed, in accordance with the request of the Spanish minister, and the military authorities in Porto Rico and the Philippine Islands have been directed to issue the necessary orders providing for the registration of Spanish subjects in accordance with article 9 of the treaty of Paris.