File No. 837.13/7.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister.


You will immediately inform the Cuban Government that the amnesty bill seems to be not only an injustice to the American citizens [Page 358] affected but also to effect such a withdrawal of due protection to property and individual liberty of Cuba as to excite this Government’s concern. In view of its rights and obligations under the Treaty of Relations of 1903, the Government of the United States expresses its firm conviction that upon final study of this harmful measure the President of Cuba will not permit it to become a law.