File No. 837.77/106.

The Secretary of State to the American Minister.

No. 223.]

Sir: Referring to your despatch No. 622,2 dated March 22, 1913, and to other correspondence regarding the Nuevitas-Caibarién Railway subvention, you are informed that under date of March 31, 1913, Mr. Bryce, at that time British Ambassador, transmitted to the Department a report on this matter, prepared by Mr. Leech.

It appears, from your despatch under acknowledgment and from the note of the British Ambassador above mentioned and its enclosure, that the contentions urged by the British Government involved questions of a legal nature pertaining to the validity of the proceedings heretofore taken in the matter, which the Government of the United States does not feel called upon to discuss with the Cuban Government at the present time, inasmuch as this Government [Page 405] relies upon the Cuban Government to give these questions such careful and deliberate consideration as will insure their determination with clue regard to law and justice.

I am [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
John B. Moore.
  1. Should be 662.