File No. 811.34537/54.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister.

No. 277.]

Sir: Referring to the Department’s instruction No. 278,1 of this date, which acknowledges the receipt of your dispatch No. 700 of March 25, 1911,3 you are informed that the attitude of this Government with regard to the final settlement of the sovereignty over the Isle of Pines has been made clear in the treaty signed at Washington on March. 2, 1904, which has been submitted to the Senate for its approval but on which no action has as yet been taken. The Department therefore considers that the wisest course is to allow the matter to remain where it at present rests, and you will so inform the Cuban secretary of state.

I am, etc.,

P. C. Knox.
  1. The omissions appear under Naval Station at Guantánamo and Claim for the cost of intervention in Cuba, pp. 118 and 134.
  2. Printed under Naval Station at Guantánamo, p. 120.