File No. 837.77/86.

The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador.

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of November 27th, enclosing a letter to you from Sir William Lawrence Young, the Chairman of the Cuban Central Railway Company, concerning the complaint of his company against the action recently taken by the Cuban Government in the matter of the North Coast Railway concession. I have the pleasure of informing you that the substance of this letter, as well as of the enclosures of Lord E. Percey’s note of November 30th and of Mr. Mitchell Innes’s note left with Mr. Clark on the 2d instant, has been communicated by telegraph to the American Minister at Habana with instructions to investigate and report on the matter.

I am [etc.]

P. C. Knox.