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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, with the annual message of the president transmitted to Congress December 2, 1902
(1902)

Cuba,   pp. 320-364 PDF (3.3 MB)


Page 320

CUBA. 
ESTABLISHMENT OF INDEPENDENT GOVERNMENT IN CUBA. 
General 11'~od, JIll~ta-r~~ Got'eriiei' of (Yeiba, to) ti~e Adjutant- General
of the Army. 
[Teicgram.] 
HABANA, CUBA, Alay 20, 1902. 
 1 have the honor to report to you that in compliance with instructions received
~I have this (lay, at 12 o'clock sharp, transferred to the Presidemit amid
Congress of the Republic of Cuba the government and control of the island,
to be held amid exercised by them under the p:~ovisions of the constitution
of the Republic of Cuba. The docunients sent to me were read, and Mr. Palma,
in accepting the responsibilities on behalf of the island, expressed himself
in kind and endearing words and thanked the Republic of the United States
and its officials for all that has been done for Cuba and for the fulfilhnent
of promises made. The ceremony wa-s most impressive, and I embark on the
Brooklyn with niy staff for the United States. 
WooD 
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, COMMENDING TIMELY CONSIDERATION
OF MEASURES FOR MAINTAINING DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR REPRESENTATIVES IN 
CUBA AND FOR CARRYING OUT THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT 
MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF THE ARMY 
FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 1902. 
To the CĀ°onoj-re~ of the [limited Stottem~: 
 I commend to the Congress timely consideratiomi of measures for maintaining
diplomatic and consular representatives iii Cuba and for carrying out the
provisions of time act making appropriation for the support of the Army for
the fiscal year ending June 30, 1902, approved March 2, 1901, reading as
follows: 
 Provided further, That in fulfillment of time declaration contained in the
joint resolution approved April 20, 1898, entitled "For the recognition of
the independence of the people of Cuba, demanding that the Government of
Spain relinquish its authority and government in the island of Cuba, and
to withdraw its land amid naval forces from Cuba and Cuban waters, and directing
the President of the United States to use the land and naval forces of the
United States t-o carry these resolutions into effect," the President is
hereby authorized to "leave t-ha government and control of the island of
Cuba to its people" so soon as a government shall have been established in
said island under a constitution which, either as a part thereof or in an
ordinance appended thereto, shall define the future relations of the United
States with Cuba substantially as follows: 
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