“President [Grover] Cleveland faced a growing problem with Cuba in his second term, 1892-1896. As word of the horrors of [Spanish] General [Valerian] Weyler’s Reconcentration policy reached the United States, many fairs and rallies were held to protest the brutality of Spanish troops and to express pro-Cuban sentiments. Nevertheless, on June 12, 1895, President Cleveland signed a proclamation of neutrality and refused to show any preference to the insurgents.”

“Grover Cleveland: 1837-1908,” Library of Congress, LOC.gov