File 437.11UN3/9.

The American Minister to the Secretary of State.

No. 759.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt on the 15th instant of your instruction No. 278 of April 12,1 and to report my compliance therewith, as shown in the copy of the memorandum handed Sr. Sanguily, the Cuban secretary of state, which is inclosed in my dispatch 758 of to-day’s date. On receiving my memorandum Sr. Sanguily spoke of the claim for expenses incident to the military occupation of 1906 to 1909 as a kind of “sword of Damocles,” while he realized the advisability of permitting the matter to rest for the present where it now is * * *.

I have [etc.],

John B. Jackson.
  1. Printed under Naval Station at Guantánamo, p. 120.