File No. 811.304M28/45.
The President of Cuba to President Taft.
Habana, December 6, 1910.
My Dear Mr. President: On the eve of the raising of the remains of the Maine, whose sad fate is so closely connected with the history of the independence of Cuba, I desire, voicing the general sentiment of the Cuban people, to ask the American people to let us have some part of the ship with which to erect a plain and shining monument that will forever recall the union of love between the great Republic of the United States and the Republic of Cuba.
Renewing to you, etc.,