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

No. 373

Sir: With further reference to the transitory provision to terminate the moratoria, I have the honor to report that the Constituent Assembly yesterday promulgated the provision, and it is therefore in effect. A copy and translation of the text, as published in the local press, are enclosed.56

Certain last-minute changes have been noted. For example, public service corporations are excluded from the benefits of the provision, except those with a capital of less than 100,000 pesos and which are not subsidiaries of larger companies. Railroads, on the other hand, will enjoy the benefits of the provision.

Respectfully yours,

George S. Messersmith
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