The Chief of the Bureau of Accounts to the Cuban Minister.

Sir: By direction of the Acting Secretary of State I have the honor to refer you to the memorandum of the Department of the 17th of January last, and to your reply of the 29th ultimo, in connection with the claim of Luciano Arestuche, and to inclose herewith a receipt for $500 in full payment of the same, together with my check for the said amount.

I will thank you to sign the receipt and return it to me.

I am, etc.,

Thomas Morrison.