File No. 7622/5.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Morgan.

No. 151.]

Sir: The department has received a letter, copy inclosed, from Mr. Chauncey Lobingier, of Pittsburg, Pa., inquiring as to the value of three certificates issued by the Republic of Cuba, June 1, 1869.

The department understands that, in view of title 14 of the transitory rules of the constitution of Cuba, these certificates have no value.

I should be glad to learn whether there has been any change in their status.

I am, etc.,

Robert Bacon.