File No. 837.156/136.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister.

No. 196.]

Sir: The Department has received your No. 620 of the 6th instant, expressing your views on the possibility of revocation or annulment by the President of Cuba of the Habana-Casa Grande bridge concession.

In reply the Department refers you to its instruction of the 13th instant in regard to the matter. The statements made in your despatch seem to confirm the Department’s view that the execution of the concession may be prevented without great difficulty.

I am [etc.]

P. C. Knox.