Chargé Sleeper to the Secretary of State.
Habana, February 20, 1906.
Sir: In continuation of my dispatch No. 1457 of the 2d instant, and referring to department’s instructions No. 589 of the 10th instant, regarding granting the benefits of the reciprocity treaty to a cargo of rice of foreign origin milled in the United States and shipped to Cuba by the Seaboard Rice Milling Company, I have the honor to transmit to the department, herewith inclosed, copy of Mr. O’Farrill’s note No. 133 of the 16th instant, with inclosures from the Cuban treasury department (replying to my note to the foreign office No. 814 of the 31st ultimo), in which the advantages of the reciprocity treaty are refused to the rice in question.
I have, etc.,