Señor de Zaldo, Cuban secretary of state, to Mr. Hay .


The President of the Republic charges me to convey through you to the President of the United States his desire that the American consuls accredited to the several countries may continue to represent the interests of the Republic of Cuba, and of its citizens, until Cuban consuls shall have been appointed, and to ask of the President of the United States that he may see fit to comply with this desire and issue appropriate instructions to the consuls.

Carlos de Zaldo,
Secretary of State.