The Secretary of State to the Cuban Minister.

No. 128.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 10th instant, inclosing certain testimony relating to the wounding of Felipe Maza é Ibarra, a Cuban citizen, by soldiers of the Army of the United States, and asking that an indemnity may be granted by this government as an act of grace.

I have the honor to say in reply that the Department has requested the Secretary of War to furnish a report in regard to the case.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.