Senator Joe T. Robinson to the Secretary of State

My Dear Mr. Secretary: In making a study of the proposed treaty between the United States and Cuba relating to the Isle of Pines,1 which treaty it appears to me should be ratified, I find that one Senator takes the position that the treaty making power cannot dispose of property belonging to the United States, or divest our Government of sovereignty over any part of its territory.

I understand that about December, 1904, Secretary Hay addressed a communication to Representative Jenkins, of Wisconsin, bearing upon this phase of the subject, and I would like to be furnished with a copy of this communication for use in preparing to advocate the ratification of the treaty.

With personal regards [etc.]

Joe T. Robinson
  1. Treaty of Mar. 2, 1904, p. 11.