The Secretary of State to the Mexican Minister for Foreign Affairs ( Puig )
I greatly appreciate Your Excellency’s courteous telegram and your kindness in furnishing me the information therein contained. As President Roosevelt and Mr. Caffery said yesterday to Mr. Padilla-Nervo in informing him of the situation in Cuba, we have sent ships to that country solely as a precautionary measure and there is not the slightest intention of intervening or interfering in Cuba’s domestic affairs.
It is our fervent hope, which I am sure Your Excellency shares, that the Cubans themselves will work out in a peaceful and orderly manner a Cuban solution of their own difficulties. Certainly no one in the world will be more relieved and thankful than I if this takes place.
Please accept [etc.]