Chargé Sleeper to the Secretary of State.
Habana, Cuba, September 23, 1905.
Sir: In confirming my telegram of the 20th instant, relative to the besmirching of the door and escutcheon of the American consulate at Cienfuegos, I have the honor to transmit to the Department herewith copy of my notes to the foreign office of the 20th and 22d instant, respectively, and translations of foreign office notes of the 20th and 21st instant, the former of which was handed me by Mr. Hevia, director of the department of state, in person. I also inclose a partial report from Vice and Deputy Consul Vincent P. Lombard at Cienfuegos, and confirm on the overleaf the remaining telegrams bearing on the matter.
The result of the investigations made by the government and Mr. Lombard’s further report will, I trust, throw more light on the subject and will be communicated to the Department at the earliest possible moment.
I have, etc.,