File No. 2126/81.

The Acting Secretary of State to Minister Furniss.


Mr. Bacon acknowledges telegram of February 5; says note has been taken of the proposal of the other foreign representatives to deport refugees, and directs Mr. Furniss to inform his colleagues that the United States can not join in this proceeding. States that the naval commander reports that it has been suggested to deport all the refugees to Cuba, and advises Mr. Furniss that as that island is now under the responsible administration of the United States, any proposal so to make it a place of political asylum could not be sanctioned. Mr. Bacon instructs him not to lend either official or personal support to any such action.