The Chargé in Cuba ( White ) to the Secretary of State
[Received July 13.]
Sir: Referring to the Department’s cable instruction No. 106 of July 8, 4 p.m., I have the honor to confirm my telegram of today64 stating that a concession was granted by the Cuban Government to the Western Union Telegraph Company to land at Cojimar, or some other place in Cuba to be determined by mutual agreement, a direct cable from Barbados. The Legation understands that the Western Union Telegraph Company has a working agreement with a British cable company holding a monopoly concession in Brazil, and that this concession was sought in order to link up its system with that of the British company.[Page 61]
A copy of the concession is enclosed herewith. The Legation regrets that there is not time to have it translated before the pouch closes this evening.
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