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

No. 507

Sir: Referring to my recent reports concerning the resumption of the negotiations for the revision of the Commercial Convention between [Page 111] the United States and Cuba, I have the honor to report that the Secretary of the Treasury, Doctor Martinez Saenz, told me on Saturday that the Government would take steps at once to appoint a Commission to represent Cuba in the negotiations, but, however, the Commission would need some time for studying the whole matter and would not be prepared to undertake negotiations with our representatives until they had completed their necessary preliminary studies.

Respectfully yours,

Jefferson Caffery