The Chargé in Cuba ( Howell ) to the Secretary of State

No. 235

Sir: I have the honor to refer to the Department’s instruction No. 53 of May fourteenth and previous correspondence relative to making reciprocal arrangements with Cuba for the exchange of information regarding clearance of vessels, cargoes carried and consignors and consignees of such cargoes, particularly with reference to whiskey, when such information is desired by the Government asking for same as an aid to the enforcement of its own laws.

The Foreign Office has just informed me that the Cuban Government will be glad to agree to such an arrangement. The details for obtaining such information upon whiskey shipments from any Cuban port are now being arranged.

I have [etc.]

Wm. S. Howell