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CIVIL REPORT

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NOTE.

The orders of Genl. Brooke for the year

1899, affecting the law of Cuba, etc., are found

in this book as follows:

Under "Orders, Modificati ons and Changes

in existing laws", pp. 25 to 104, is found a part, and on pp. 104 to 126, under "Civil Appointments" are found those of that class, up to No. 186.

The remiaming orders of the year are found 187.

on pp. 429 to 473, beginning with order No.

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Report of the Secretary of Justice and Public Instruction

247

Report of the Secretary of Agriculture, Commerce, Industries, and Public
Works...

277

Report of Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, U. S. V., commanding the Depart-
ment of Matanzas and Santa Clara.

329

Report of Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, U. S. V., commanding the Depart-
ment of the Province of Habana and Pinar del Rio

342

Report of Brig. Gen. William Ludlow, U. S. V., commanding the Depart-
ment of Habana

359

Report of Brig. Gen. Leonard Wood, U. S. V., commanding the Depart-
ment of Santiago and Puerto Principe

366

Report of Maj. Tasker H. Bliss, collector of customs..

369

Report of Maj. E. F. Ladd, treasurer of the island of Cuba.
Report of E. G. Rathbone, director-general of posts....

397

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CIVIL REPORT OF MAJ. GEN. JOHN R. BROOKE, MILITARY

GOVERNOR OF CUBA.

HEADQUARTERS DIVISION OF CUBA,
Habana, Cuba, October 1, 1899.

The ADJUTANT-GENERAL, UNITED STATES ARMY,

Washington, D. C.

SIR: Upon my arrival at Habana on December 27, 1898, it was found advisable to at once publish the orders assuming command of the newly created Division of Cuba, and the assumption of the duties and prerogatives of the military governor, in compliance with the orders of the President, as published in General Orders, No. 184, Headquarters of the Army, December 13, 1898, to wit:

GENERAL ORDERS,

No. 184.

HEADQUARTERS OF THE ARMY,
ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
Washington, December 13, 1898.

The following order has been received from the War Department:

"By direction of the President, a division to be known as the Division of Cuba, consisting of the geographical departments and provinces of the island of Cuba, with headquarters in the city of Habana, is hereby created, under command of Maj. Gen. John R. Brooke, U. S. A., who, in addition to command of the troops in the division, will exercise the authority of military governor of the island.

Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, U. S. V., commanding the Seventh Army Corps, is assigned to the immediate command of all the troops in the province of Habana.

Maj. Gen. William Ludlow, U. S. V., is designated as the military governor of the city of Habana, and will report direct to the division commander. He is charged with all that relates to collection and disbursement of revenues of the port and city, and its police, sanitation, and general government, under such regulations as may be prescribed by the President.""

R. A. ALGER, Secretary of War.

The travel enjoined is necessary for the public service.

By command of Major General Miles:

H. C. CORBIN, Adjutant-General.

Whereupon the following order was issued from these headquarters, to wit:

GENERAL ORders, (

HEADQUARTERS DIVISION of Cuba,
Habana, December 28, 1898.

No. 1. In accordance with the order of the President, as published in General Orders, No. 184, dated Headquarters of the Army, Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, December 13, 1898, the undersigned hereby assumes command of the Division of Cuba, and by the requirements of the same order will exercise the authority of military governor of the island of Cuba.

JOHN R. BROOKE,
Major-General, U. S. A.

Also to announce the staff of the division commander, to wit:

GENERAL ORDERS,

No. 2.

HEADQUARTERS DIVISION of Cuba,
Habana, December 29, 1898.

The following officers are announced as the staff of the major-general commanding the Division of Cuba:

Maj. Gen. Adna R. Chaffee, U. S. V., chief of staff.

Maj. James T. Dean, chief ordnance officer of volunteers, acting aid-de-camp.

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