The Minister of France in Mexico to the Minister for Foreign Affairs

Mr. Minister: Mr. Castillo informs me that instructions are to be sent to the commissioner of finance of Mexico at Paris to place in your hands the 47,120 bonds of the second series, representing the 23,560,000 francs which pay off the indemnities. The minister for foreign affairs asks me at the same time that the convention of September 17 be ratified by the Emperor of the French, to be afterwards endued with the like formality by the Emperor Maximilian, when the proper modifications have been added to the draft of some of the articles.

Accept, &c., &c.