File No. 811.413 M28/8.

The Secretary of State of Cuba to the Secretary of State.


Permit me to convey to you the satisfaction felt by all the official and social elements of the Republic at the brilliant and friendly reception of the representatives and forces of the Army and Navy of Cuba who attended the dedication of the Maine Monument in the City of New York. As your telegram to the authorities of the State and City of New York recommending most solicitously the reception of the Cuban Commission contributed without doubt to so cordial a demonstration, I beg you to accept the expression of the sincere gratitude of our President, Government and people.