The Acting Secretary of State to the Minister in Cuba ( Gonzales )
Your February 13, 2 p.m. and your February 15, 10 a.m.
You will convey to President Menocal an expression of the appreciation of the War Department of the invitation extended to General Crowder and say that it will give the War Department pleasure to release the General at once for the service which the President of Cuba desires him to perform.
General Crowder and Colonel Trent will leave Washington for Habana about March 7.6 You are instructed to reserve two bedrooms, two baths, and a sitting room for them in the best hotel. You will draw upon the Department for the payment of this suite forwarding the Department a special account.
Confidential. General Crowder desires to proceed quietly to Habana and to receive no demonstration upon his arrival.
- By a telegram of Mar. 5 the date of departure was postponed “a week or two.”↩