File No. 1943/181A.

The Secretary of State to Governor Magoon.


The President has received from Gen. Gomez a message of congratulations and thanks for the impartiality, tact, and ability shown by you and your subordinates during the elections, whereby the people of Cuba were insured entire liberty in casting their votes. The President directs that you make suitable acknowledgment in his name, assuring Gen. Gomez and his fellow countrymen of the no less cordial gratification of the President and the people of the United States, that the last act of their recent temporary trust in Cuba has demonstrated their high purpose to leave the government and control of the island of Cuba to its people.

Elihu Root.