The President of the Commercial Cable Company (Mackay) to the Second Assistant Secretary of State (Adee)

Sir: Replying to your letter of October 12th.,70 I have pleasure in enclosing herewith, for your information, copy of a translation of Decree No. 857, dated May 27th, 1920, published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Cuba, containing the conditions under which this Company has been allowed to lay its cable from Miami to Havana.

Yours respectfully,

Clarence H. Mackay

Executive Decree No. 857, May 27, 1920, Granting a Cable Concession to the Commercial Cable Company72

On the petition filed by the Superintendent of the Commercial Cable Company of Cuba, applying for permission to land at its present site the terminal of another submarine cable which is to place this Capital in communication with the City of Miami, Florida, U.S.A.;

On the advice of the Director General of Communications and on the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior;

Be it resolved:

Art. 1. To grant to the Commercial Cable Company of Cuba permission to land in agreement with the Government of Cuba and at the site they now have, the terminal of another submarine cable which will have its other terminal at the city of Miami.

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[Articles 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 are the same, mutatis mutandis, as the corresponding articles of the concession granted the All America Cables, Incorporated, Decree No. 1197, printed on page 63.]

Art. 9. The permission granted in this decree to operate and maintain a cable service between Cuba and the city of Miami shall become operative from and after the date of the publication of this decree in the Gaceta Oficial.

M. G. Menocal


Charles Hernandez
Secretary of the Interior

  1. Not printed.
  2. Supplied by the editor.
  3. Published in the Gaceta Oficial, May 31, 1920.