Mr. Storer to Mr. Hay.


[Mr. Storer reports that the civil provincial governors in Cuba, and the municipal authorities in Porto Rico, issue in lieu of cedulas papers of very different forms and wording, purporting to be passports, which are presented for registration and visé; and that, if the legation and consulates are to continue to extend their good offices, definite instructions are absolutely necessary as to what officers are authorized to issue passports, and in what form.]