Jacksonville, May 30, 1912
Col. Walter P. Corbett
My dear Colonel:
Referring to our interview this afternoon I give you in writing a
brief outline of what I have done since 1st March in the survey of the Taco Bay Com-
pany's property in Cuba.
On March 23d, 1912 I reached the Company's property and began a reconnois-
ance and survey of which the map that I gave you is the result. the area is a little
more than 21,003 acres. The portion lying between the Macaguanivar and Jiguani rivers
has been included in the survey of Wupey. I was instructed by Mr. Marconi to include
to include this in my survey and it was his opinion that me would recover this portion.
Upon my arrival on the property I discovered lines cut by Cayogueneque and
I at once telegraphed Heredia to make a legal protest. Beredia came to Baracoa, made
the application for the judicial survey and told me that he had protested the Cayog-
Upon my return to Santiage I discussed there matters further with Beredia
and also with Mr. Marconi and finally Heredia told me that since Cayogueneque was re-
corded in title of 4ovinion, taking a good portion of our property in its inscription
and our title inscribed as an ixpediente Posesorio or squatters right that it would
be necessary to have some arrangement with two of our adjoining owners.
SI gave a copy of my map to Major Runcie and mentioned the above facts.
The notice for the Judicial Survey was published in the Official Gazette of
ravana on May 31, 1912. It will be at least two months before the court will give me
official instructions. In the meantime I suggest that we discuss these matters and
decide upon a line of action to protect our interests.
The Negro revolution will no doubt delay matters and it is very likely that
the Civil laws will be suspended for a while, since this Negro uprising is taking
his is a hurried sketch of the situation as you have asked for. I may state
that nearly the bwhole of the property as shown on my map has been staked out and de-
nounced by the Mining Companies. at your service.
I am leaving for gasbhington where I am at your service.
With best wishes, believe me
"Yours to command
(dgar 1. McCormack