HENRY L. STIMSON - TYPED LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 3810
Sale Price $324.00
HENRY L. STIMSON. TLS: "Henry L. Stimson" as Hoover's
Secretary of State, 2½p, 8x12½, separate sheets. No place or date, but
Washington, 1929 October. To President Hoover, the White House. In
part: "Charles J. Harrah, an American citizen, built in 1908 on public
domain in Cuba a railroad on the beaches of Marianao, Jaimanitas, Santa Fe and
Santa Ana in the province of Habana. This railroad was built for the purpose of
transporting sand and rock from points of production to places of consumption
and was operated as a part of a sand and rock enterprise. This railroad, and the
sand and rock business was operated for a number of years by Mr. Harrah. In
1917, the railroad, trackage, round houses, bridges, and rolling stock were
destroyed under cover of an order of the Secretary of Treasury of Cuba, against
the protest of the claimant to the President of Cuba, the Secretary of Treasury
of Cuba, and the Secretary of Public Works. Following an earnest effort through
diplomatic correspondence to obtain payment of an indemnity in behalf of Mr.
Harrah, a protocol was signed on October 1, 1929, in which the Government of
Cuba agreed with the Government of the United States to submit the claim for
adjudication to a commission composed of one American citizen and one Cuban
citizen ...The Commission is to hold its first meeting on November 29, 1929, at
Habana. Under the terms of the protocol, each Government shall pay its own
expenses...It is estimated that the probable expense to the Government of the
United States will be approximately $20,000. It is recommended that you submit
to the Congress a request for an appropriation in that amount..." Official
letters from a Secretary of State to the President are rarely encountered.
Rust stains from paper clip at upper left, light purple stains in blank lower
right, else in fine condition.
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