The Cuban Ambassador ( Torriente ) to the Secretary of State


Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Your Excellency’s note dated March 17, 1925, in which you were pleased to inform me that on the 13th day of this month of March 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 reservation and interpretation which is set forth in your note, the translation of which follows hereinbelow.

I take pleasure in informing Your Excellency that, being duly authorized thereto by the Senate of Cuba, the President has empowered me to accept in behalf of my Government, as I hereby do, the following reservations to the above-mentioned Treaty, thus completing the exchange of notes required in this case, namely:

[Here follows the text of the reservation and understanding contained in the Senate resolution, printed on page 13.]

I avail myself [etc.]

Cosme de la Torriente