Chargé Sleeper to the Secretary of State.
Habana, February 2, 1906.
Sir: I have to acknowledge receipt of department telegram of January 30, 1906, in regard to granting the reciprocity treaty rate to foreign rice milled in the United States and shipped to Cuba by the Seaboard Rice Milling Company.
On receipt of the aforesaid telegram, and after consultation with the company’s agent here, I addressed a communication to the foreign office urging the Cuban Government to grant to the Seaboard Rice Milling Company the benefit of the aforesaid treaty rate and advised the department by telegraph of my action.
I inclose herewith copy of legation note to the foreign office and confirm on the overleaf my telegram to the department of January 30, 1906.
I shall advise the department of the result of my representations on receipt of Doctor O’Farrill’s reply.
I am, etc.,