The Secretary of State to the Cuban Ambassador (Torriente)

Excellency: I have the honor to inform you that on March 13, 1925, the Senate advised and consented to the ratification of the Treaty between the United States and Cuba, signed on March 2, 1904, for the adjustment of title to the ownership of the Isle of Pines, subject to the following reservation and understanding to be set forth in an exchange of notes between the high contracting parties so as to make it plain that the reservation and condition are understood and accepted by each of them:

[Here follows the text of the reservation and understanding contained in the Senate resolution, printed supra.]

[Page 14]

I am glad to assure you, by direction of the President, that this note will be considered as sufficient acceptance by the Government of the United States of the reservation and understanding quoted, and I beg to express the hope that they will also be accepted by your Government. An acknowledgment of this note, accepting, by direction and on behalf of your Government, the said reservation and understanding, will be considered as completing the required exchange of notes and the acceptance by both Governments of the reservation and understanding.

Accept [etc.]

Frank B. Kellogg