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Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay.

No. 25.]

Sir: I have the honor to confirm my telegram of to-day.

It was sent after a conference with the President regarding * * * the enforcement of the Chinese exclusion regulations as against certain Chinese now detained here.

As to the admission of the Chinese, his objections were:

  • First. * * * While they are good workers, they carry or send out of the country all the results of their labor.
  • Second. Because at this time, while thousands of Cubans are being thrown out of employment, it hardly seems reasonable to admit an alien laborer to drive out still more of the Cubans.

I have, etc.,

H. G. Squiers.