The Second Assistant Secretary of State ( Adee ) to the Minister in Cuba ( Long )
Sir: The Commercial Cable Company of 253 Broadway, New York City, has made application to the Department for permission to land a submarine cable at Miami, Florida, which will connect with Havana, Cuba. In connection with its application for the landing at Miami, the Company has advised the Department that the Commercial Cable Company of Cuba, which is to be the owner of the Cuban terminus of the cable, is making application to the Cuban Government for permission to land the cable at Havana. A copy of the Commercial Cable Company’s letter of February 21, 1920, regarding the application of the Commercial Cable Company of Cuba, and also a copy of a letter of March 15, 1920, stating the American nationality of the cable interests involved, are enclosed for your information and use in this connection.62
You are instructed to support the application of the Commercial Cable Company of Cuba for permission to land the Havana terminus of the cable. You will note from the copy of the letter of February 21, 1920, that the Commercial Cable Company is instructing its Havana superintendent to confer with you regarding the matter.
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