File No. 837.13/22.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister.


You may at an opportune time discuss the matter reported in your telegram of November 19 with the President of Cuba if he seems inclined to approve the bill, pointing out this Government’s views in the sense of the Department’s telegram of January 6, 1913, 7 p.m. The bill appears to have substantially the same scope as the one of December 16, 1912; in this connection you are referred to the Department’s telegrams of March 5, 7, 12 and 18, 1913.