Mr. Bryan to Mr. Hay.
Petropolis , July 11, 1902 .
Sir: Referring to your telegraphic instructiona of May 24, in regard to permission to United States consuls to act for Cuba, and your unnumbered instructionb of May 20, in regard to notifying this Government of the inauguration of an independent government in Cuba, I have the honor to report that the permission asked has been granted.
It will be noted that the Brazilian Government suggests that a direct communication is also expected from Cuba.
Copies of my notes to the foreign office and of the reply just received thereto are inclosed.
According to the instructions sent by you, I have notified the consuls through the consulate-general.
I have, etc.,