"k3e) september 27, 191;.
Tie j'onorpble .'il.liar Crane,
United States Gen: te.
I nlave the honor to acknowledge the receipt of
your corr unication of Au-iust : 92, 1912, enciosing a let-
ter from y.r. John C. Har.rrond, of w:ortha pton, Inassachusetts,
as' -- tie Departe:nent to use its iood offices in re:rd to
the encroac.ment on the l :-nd of the Taco Bay Coiercial
Co:; ;).,ny by certain persons in Cuba.
The Deparm.ent 'I a.r instructed the American Consul at
Santia de Cuba to investit-ate personally the comr-,arny's
colrpl'int and to report thereon to trie Deoar tuer t as soon
as possible. In tnis connection the Departm-ent directed
t,:o Consul to call on the Arieric'n Consular A.er t at Bara-
coa for such inforr.ation as the latter mi;rht be able to
furnish in rc',rd to the m.atter. 'hen a report is re-
ceived f'ron tne Consul, t-:e DI)artr-.en.t 'ill take such
further steps as it properly c n t, assist the cor.nl inant .
I iave t .e Lon..r to be, Jir,
Your )bedient ser-;r 1,
Acting ..ecret';ry of State.
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