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United States Department of State / Papers relating to the foreign relations of the United States, 1920
(1920)

Cuba,   pp. 1-108 PDF (37.5 MB)


Page 108

FOREIGN RELATIONS, 1920, VOLUME II
Second. That in view of the International character assumed by
the contract under consideration and taking into account the
repeated instances of the Government of the United States of
America for the purpose of arriving at a prompt and friendly
solution, the President of the Republic of Cuba, wishing to main-
tain the cordial friendship which has always existed between the
two Governments, has decided to accept the work performed and
the termination of the contract by the free will of both parties
and to cause to be returned to the McGivney and Rokeby Construc-
tion Company the bonds and securities deposited by it and also the
deduction of 10 per cent made on the payments for work done.
Third. The McGivney and Rokeby Construction Company accepts
this decision of the Honorable the President of the Republic of
Cuba and hereby relinquishes all other claims of whatever nature
that may arise from or be related to the contract. The President
of the Republic of Cuba, the Secretary of Public Works and the
Chief Engineer of the contract for sewerage and paving of Habana
who, in this instrument, represent the Cuban State, hereby make an
identical waiver.
Therefore, the President of the Republic of Cuba, the Secretary
of Public Works and the Chief Engineer of the contract for sewer-
age and paving of Habana, in compliance with Article 26 of the
specifications of June 27, 1901, which form part of the contract
finally accept and receive the work performed by the McGivney
and Rokeby Construction Company and hereby declare the contract
between the said Company and the Cuban State at an end under
the conditions herein above stated, and the Secretary of Finance is
hereby authorized to cancel the bond in the sum of $500,000. entered
in favor of the McGivney and Rokeby Construction Company by
the Continental Bonding Company and to return the 10 per cent
now being held in .the sum of $720,000. in bonds of the Republic of
Cuba and deposited with Speyer and Company of the City of New
York.
And for this due record of the present instrument is drawn up
and signed by both parties.
M. G. MENOCAL
President of the Republic
JosE R. VILLALON
R. FLoYD CLARKE                Secretary of Public Works
GEORGE B. HAYEs                    LUTHER WAGONER
For the Mcivney and       Chief Engineer of the Con-
Rokeby Construction         tract of Sewerage and
Company                    Paving of Habana
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