The Secretary of State to the Ambassador in Cuba ( Welles )

No. 8

The Secretary of State has received telegram No. 37 of May 4, 1933, in relation to the reply made by the Cuban Government to a communication of former Ambassador Guggenheim regarding the proposed issue by that Government of deferred payment certificates in connection with the construction and operation of port works at Cardenas and has observed that the Cuban Government expresses the opinion that the issuance of such certificates would not involve a public debt of Cuba within the meaning of Article II of the Treaty of Relations with the United States concluded May 22, 1903.

Referring to the statement contained in the telegram that the Cuban note would be held pending the arrival of the Ambassador, it may be stated that the Secretary of State assumes that the Ambassador will soon make a report and recommendations concerning the note in question enclosing therewith a translation of such note.