The Acting Secretary of State to Consul-General Steinhart.


Your letter of September 5a has had the careful consideration of the President, who, for your private information, believes actual, immediate intervention to be out of the question. We are considering, however, and would like your opinion, as to whether or not to send a word of emphatic warning as to the certainty that intervention will come in the end unless the people of Cuba, for the sake of their country, find some way to settle their difficulties, irrespective of personalities, cease their contentions, and live in peace. This you may convey confidentially to President Palma, but not for publication. You will urge President Palma to use in the most effective manner all the resources at his command to quell the revolt.

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