Señor Quesada to Mr. Hay.

No. 8.]

Excellency: In compliance with instructions of my Government I have the honor to request that your excellency will have the goodness [Page 330] to inform me of the purport and scope of the authority given by the United States Government to its diplomatic and consular officers for the temporary protection of Cuban interests abroad.

Accept, etc.,

Gonzalo de Quesada.