Mr. Adee to Mr. Wu .

No. 239.]

Sir: Referring to your note No. 254, of the 20th ultimo, protesting against the order issued on May 15 last by the military governor of Cuba respecting the immigration of Chinese into China, I have the honor to say that the express terms of the order itself declared that the measure was for enforcement pending such action as the Cuban Congress might take thereon, and that relinquishment of occupancy by the United States and the assumption of full sovereign powers by the Government of Cuba remove the subject from the sphere of administrative action on the part of the Government of the United States and leave the Cuban Congress free to act in the matter.

Accept, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.