File No. 811.304M28/23.

Minister Jackson to the Secretary of State.

No. 127.]

Sir: I have the honor to report that on the receipt, on the 28th instant, of your instruction No. 50, of May 23, I addressed a note to the Cuban department of state, setting forth the action of Congress in regard to the wreck of the U. S. S. Maine, and requesting the consent of the Cuban Government to its raising.

To-day I am in receipt of a reply from the foreign office, dated May 31, in which Secretary Sanguily states that he is charged by the President of the Republic to inform me that the Cuban Government has no difficulty in complying with the request contained in my note; but, on the contrary, it will have the greatest pleasure in granting all possible facilities toward the execution of the purpose of the American Congress.

I have, etc.,

John B. Jackson.