Mr. Squiers to Mr. Hay.
Habana, February 12, 1904.
Sir: I have the honor to confirm on the overleaf my telegram to the Department reporting an outrage committed against the United States consulate at Cienfuegos, and to inclose copies of correspondence had with the foreign office.
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Everybody, from the President down to the lowest official concerned, has been most profuse in apologies and regrets.
Mr. Palma, as a result of my protests, immediately sent General Rodriguez to Cienfuegos to inquire into the situation and, if he found it necessary, to provide for a stronger force of rural guards.
I also sent Captain Hanna tc look over the situation, to the end that you might be as closely informed as possible.
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I am, etc.,