File No. 811.304M28/21.
The Secretary of State to Minister Jackson.
Washington, May 23, 1910.
Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of a letter from the Secretary of War, stating that the President has approved the act of Congress which provides for the raising of the wreck of the U. S. S. Maine, a copy of which I also inclose, and asking that the consent of the Cuban Government be obtained.
You are requested to familiarize yourself with the correspondence on the subject in the files of the legation, and to avail yourself of an early opportunity to address to the Cuban Government a note asking its consent to the raising of the wreck.