File No. 337.11/173
The Secretary of State to Consul Griffith
Washington, February 19, 1917, 6 p.m.
Investigate and report upon present condition of Cuba Railroad and as to what extent traffic is interrupted in Oriente and Camaguey Provinces. Can coal be landed at Santiago, and if landed can railroad safely transport it into the interior?
What is condition of tracks and bridges on Bayamo line and on Alto Cedro-Santiago line?
Also report as to whether sugar mills are running in Oriente Province and as to safety of American employees.