File No. 837.156/207

The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador

My dear Mr. Ambassador: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 3d instant, relative to the question of the Cuban Ports Company, and I note with appreciation your expression of the desire of your Government, as evidenced by the attitude of the British Minister in Cuba and your own, to cooperate with this Government in an endeavor to afford the President of Cuba every opportunity of reaching an amicable settlement of the matter.

The Department awaits information from the Legation at Habana, as to the nature of the decision in the suit and, in the event of a verdict adverse to the company, in compliance with your suggestion, it will endeavor to continue the exercise of its good offices in this connection.

I am [etc.]

Robert Lansing