Papers relating to foreign affairs.

SPAIN.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
92 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Dec. 2 Quarantine of United States vessels 1
93 do Dec. 4 Extending thanks to the officers of the Spanish revenue boat Alerta for assistance rendered an American vessel whose crew had mutinied at the port of Abd-el-Kader. 2
115 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. Dec. 17 Reception of Admiral Farragut 3
96 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Dec. 30 Quarantine of United States vessels. Spain to be held accountable for any damage sustained in consequence of her quarantine regulations. 3
1868.
119 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. Jan. 2 Extending thanks to the officers of the Spanish revenue boat Alerta for assistance rendered an American vessel whose crew had mutinied at the port of Abd-el-Kader. 4
122 do Jan. 20 Spanish quarantine regulations 4
106 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Mar. 27 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the South American states. 6
128 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. April 18 Same subject 6
110 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. May 12 Same subject 7
132 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. May 16 Same subject 7
113 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. July 1 Complaint concerning the stern manner in which the customs authorities in Cuba carry into effect the stringent regulations in regard to importations. 8
114 do July 9 Oppressive regulations in force in Cuba concerning colored persons employed in the merchant marine. 9
142 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. July 28 Same subject as the two foregoing communications. 13
119 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Aug. 19 Same subject 14
120 do Aug. 19 Same subject 14
121 do Aug. 19 Same subject 15
122 do Aug. 27 Mediation between Spain and the South American states. 15
145 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. Aug. 27 Ill treatment of the officers and crew of the United States steamer Canandaigua by the sanitary authorities at Port Mahon. 16
127 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Sept. 19 Same subject 17
147 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. Sept. 27 Revolution in Spain 17
Tel. Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Oct. 5 Mr. Hale instructed to recognize the new government de facto if it is peacefully established in full possession of Madrid. 19
[Page IV] 1868.
148 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward. Oct. 9 Progress of the revolution in Spain. Recognition of the provisional government by the United States. 19
Tel. Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Oct. 13 Tendering the best wishes of the United States for peace, prosperity, and happiness to Spain. 24
134 do Nov. 9 Revolution in Spain 25
SPANISH LEGATION.
1867.
Mr. Tassara to Mr. Seward. Feb. 11 Case of the R. R. Cuyler, a vessel purchased in New York by the United States of Colombia, and alleged by Spain to be intended for the government of Peru, in violation of the neutrality laws of the United States. 25
Mr. Seward to Mr. Tassara. Feb. 14 Same subject 26
Mr. Tassara to Mr. Seward. Feb. 20 Same subject 26
Do Feb. 25 Same subject 27
Mr. Seward to Mr. Tassara. Mar. 1 Same subject 28
1868.
Mr. Goñi to Mr. Seward. Mar. 30 Same subject 29
Mr. Seward to Mr. Goñi. April 17 Same subject 30
Do May 15 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the South American republics. 30
Mr. Goñi to Mr. Seward. May 23 Alleged violation of the neutrality laws of the United States by Peru in purchasing and fitting out at New Orleans the iron-clads Oneoto and Catawba. 30
Do June 30 Same subject 31
Mr. Seward to Mr Goñi. July 9 Same subject 32
Do July 22 Case of the R. R. Cuyler 34
Mr. Goñi to Mr. Seward. July 23 Same subject 35
Do July 29 Cases of the iron-clads Oneoto and Catawba 35
Do Nov. 24 Same subject 37
Mr. Seward to Mr. Goñi. Nov. 30 Same subject 38

NORTH GERMAN UNION.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
31 Mr. Seward to Mr. Bancroft. Dec. 9 Recognition of the King of Prussia as the head of the North German Union. Its flag will be received with pleasure in the ports of the United States. Free migration. 40
23 Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward. Dec. 20 Relating to the negotiation of a naturalization treaty between the two countries. 40
1868.
31 do Jan. 21 Same subject 41
33 do Jan. 23 Same subject. In relation to the shipment of persons imprisoned for crime in Westphalia to the United States. Relations of Prussia with Denmark, and also with other European powers. 42
[Page V] 1868.
36 Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward. Jan. 27 Requesting instructions as to what action should be taken concerning the question of reciprocity in regard to the privilege of carrying on trade by the citizens or subjects of the one country in the other country; and also concerning the question of the inviolability of private persons and property on the high seas during a condition of war. 43
41 Mr. Seward to Mr. Bancroft. Feb. 13 Relating to the negotiation of a naturalization treaty between the two countries. 44
41 Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward. Feb. 14 Same subject 44
45 Mr. Seward to Mr. Bancroft. Feb. 19 Concerning the question of reciprocity in regard to the privilege of carrying on trade by the citizens or subjects of the one country in the other country; and concerning the question of the inviolability of private persons and property on the high seas during a condition of war. 46
44 Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward. Feb. 22 Incloses naturalization treaty with the North German Union as signed by him, with remarks. 47
46 Mr. Seward to Mr. Bancroft. Feb. 25 Concerning the question of reciprocity in regard to the privilege of carrying on trade by the citizens or subjects of the one country in the other country; and concerning the question of the inviolability of private persons and property on the high seas during a condition of war. 49
50 Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward. Mar. 23 Action of the Diet of the Confederation upon naturalization treaty. 50
51 do April 3 Same subject 50
52 do April 21 Concerning the question of the inviolability of private persons and property on the high seas in time of war. 52
56 Mr. Bliss to Mr. Seward. May 23 Closing of the customs parliament 53
75 Mr. Seward to Mr. Bancroft. Aug. 18 Concerning the tax of ten per cent. imposed on the estates of a native of Würtemberg naturalized in the United States who having died in Louisiana bequeathed legacies to kindred in Würtemberg. 54
71 Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward. Aug. 25 Action of the North German Union in carrying out the provisions of the naturalization treaty. 55
83 Mr. Seward to Mr. Bancroft. Sept. 14 Same subject 56
84 Mr. Bancroft to Mr. Seward. Nov. 20 Change in the title of the Emperor of Austria 57
85 do Nov. 20 Tendencies of existing European interests favorable to the continuance of peace between North Germany and France. 57
105 Mr. Seward to Mr. Bancroft. Dec. 7 Same subject 58

AUSTRIA.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
14 Mr. Hay to Mr. Seward. Dec. 24 Reorganization of the empire under its amended constitution. 60
15 do Dec. 31 Ministerial changes in Austria. Financial affairs. 61
1868.
11 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hay. Jan. 13 Reorganization of the empire under its amended constitution. 63
[Page VI] 1868.
19 Mr. Hay to Mr. Seward. Feb. 5 Political situation in Austria. European armaments. 64
23 do May 27 Passage of the laws in regard to schools and civil marriages, commonly called the confessional laws. 66
27 do July 16 Relations between Rome and Austria 66

ITALY.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
180 Mr. Seward to Mr. Marsh. Jan. 16 Condition of affairs in Tunis. Severities practiced by the Bey’s administration. 68
203 Mr. Marsh to Mr. Seward. Feb. 3 Objects of the Italian expedition to the waters of the La Plata. 68
204 do Feb. 6 Condition of affairs in Tunis. Severities practiced by the Bey’s administration. Object of the Italian expedition to the waters of the La Plata. 69
205 do Feb. 17 Reception of Admiral Farragut in Italy 70
185 Mr. Seward to Mr. Marsh. Feb. 20 Object of the Italian expedition to the waters of the La Plata. 70
188 do Feb. 28 Condition of affairs in Tunis. Severities practiced by the Bey’s administration. 71
189 do Feb. 28 Object of the Italian expedition to the waters of the La Plata. 71

BELGIUM.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
469 Mr. Sanford to Mr. Seward Mar. 30 Passage of the new army bill. Outbreak of workmen at Charleroi. 72
472 do April 14 Outbreak of workmen in the mining district of Charleroi. 72
473 do April 23 Diplomatic uniforms 73
475 do April 27 Relations between Mecklenburg Schwerin and Belgium in regard to the Scheldt dues. 74
478 do May 27 Extradition law of Belgium 74
481 do May 29 Parliamentary elections in Belgium 77
482 do June 5 Reception of Admiral Farragut in Belgium 78
484 do June 12 Same subject 78
486 do June 23 Same subject 79
491 do July 31 Relative to a projected Belgo-French customs union. 79

DENTMARK.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
134 Mr. Yeaman to Mr. Seward. Feb. 12 Discussion in the Danish Rigsdag on the proposal to introduce and adopt the trial by jury for the administration of justice in criminal causes and political offenses. 81
135 do Feb. 18 Advantages of the court of reconciliation of Denmark. 84
[Page VII] 1868.
136 Mr. Yeaman to Mr. Seward. Mar. 6 Proposed law amending the organization of the established church. 86
140 do April 6 Reception of Captain T. Morris Chester, corresponding secretary of the Garnet League for the education and religious elevation of the freedmen in the United States. 87
143 do April 29 Proposed law amending the organization of the established church. 88
161 do Aug. 24 Payment by Prussia of that part of the Danish debt which by the treaty of Vienna devolved upon Schleswig-Holstein. 88
174 do Oct. 23 Address of the Rigsdag in response to the King’s speech at the opening of that body. 89
175 do Nov. 28 Proposed amendment of the military law of Denmark, seeking the abolition of the exemption of clergymen from military service. 89

PORTUGAL

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
458 Mr. Munro to Mr. Seward. Jan. 3 Opening of the Cortes. Ministerial changes 91
459 do Jan. 8 Ministerial crisis 92
463 do Feb. 13 Telegraphic scheme to connect Portugal and the United States. 92
467 do Mar. 24 General elections in Portugal, Financial condition of the country. Distress among the laboring classes. 93
471 do April 17 Political demonstrations at Lisbon. Convocation of the Cortes. 94
480 do July 21 Ministerial changes. Financial affairs. Spanish affairs. 95
484 Mr. Harvey to Mr. Seward. Sept. 1 Same subjects 97

SWEDEN AND NORWAY.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
11 Mr. Bartlett to Mr. Seward. Feb. 3 Meeting of the Swedish Diet; the King’s speech 99
23 do Oct. 9 Alleged desire of Russia to acquire Norwegian Finmark. 101
24 do Nov. 7 History of the past and present military organization of Sweden. 104

TURKEY.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
242 Mr. Morris to Mr. Seward. Jan. 9 Condition of affairs in Crete 110
246 do Jan. 22 Permission solicited for sailing vessels to pass through the Bosphorus and Dardanelles during the night. Adoption of a system of life-saving apparatus at the entrance of the Bosphorus from the Black Sea. 111
[Page VIII] 1868.
252 Mr. Morris to Mr. Seward. Mar. 11 Condition of affairs in Crete 111
257 do May 21 Reformatory measures adopted by the Porte 112
266 do July 31 Abuses committed upon the privilege of citizenship of the United States in Oriental countries 113
187 Mr. Seward to Mr. Morris. Aug. 21 Same subject 114
267 Mr. Morris to Mr. Seward. Aug. 24 Reception given to Admiral Farragut in Turkey 114
268 do Aug. 31 Same subject 116
269 do Oct. 2 Passage of the Dardanelles and Bosphorus by vessels of war in times of peace. 116
272 do Oct. 29 Permission given to Admiral Farragut to pass the Dardanelles with his flag-ship, the Franklin. 117
274 do Nov. 5 Reception of the news of the election, of General Grant to the presidency. 118
277 do Dec. 4 Interruption of diplomatic intercourse between Turkey and Greece on account of the alleged aid rendered by the latter to Crete. 119
278 do Dec. 6 Same subject 120

GREECE.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
3 Mr. Tuekerman to Mr. Seward. June 18 Presentation of his letter of credence. Condition of affairs in Crete. 121
4 do June 25 Condition of affairs in Crete 123
6 do July 4 Massacre of Cretans by Ottoman soldiers 124
7 do July 10 Demonstrations of sympathy with the United States on the part of Greece. Elections in Greece. Massacre of the Cretans by Ottoman soldiers. 126
8 do July 18 Construction of railroads in Greece. Cretan affairs. 127
9 do Aug. 1 Financial condition of Greece. Cretan affairs 128
11 do Aug. 6 Birth of an heir to the crown of Greece. Affairs of Crete. 129
13 do Aug. 20 Resolution of Congress in behalf of Cretan autonomy. 130
14 do Sept. 10 Reception given to Admiral Farragut in Greece 132
16 do Sept. 19 Condition of affairs in Crete 134
17 do Oct. 3 Meeting of the National Chamber of Deputies 135
18 do Oct. 17 Address of representatives of the Cretan people 136
20 do Oct. 31 Condition of affairs in Crete 139
22 do Nov. 7 Financial affairs of Greece 139
23 do Nov. 14 Reception of the news of the election of General Grant to the presidency. 140
24 do Nov. 21 Financial affairs of Greece. Cretan affairs 141
26 do Nov. 25 Decree of the Greek Chamber of Deputies expressive of their acknowledgment to the people and Congress of the United States for their expressions of sympathy with Greece. 142
27 do Dec. 5 Cretan affairs 144

EGYPT.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
49 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Jan. 13 Proposed change in the administration of justice in Egypt. 147
[Page IX] 1868.
115 Mr. Hale to Mr. Seward, Feb. 29 Proposed change in the administration of justice in Egypt. 148
116 do Mar. 20 Opening of the Egyptian Assembly of Representatives by the Viceroy. 157
124 do June 6 Financial condition of Egypt 158
130 do Oct. 19 Attempt to assassinate the Viceroy 161
62 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hale. Nov. 11 Same subject 162

MOROCCO.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
51 Mr. McMath to Mr. Seward. Feb. 3 Appearance of cholera in Tangier. Scarcity of breadstuffs. Suffering of the lower classes. 163
38. Mr. Seward to Mr. McMath. Oct. 12 Differences in regard to precedence among the members of the diplomatic and consular body at Tangier. 163
61 Mr. McMath to Mr. Seward. Nov. 16 Same subject 164
40 Mr. Seward to Mr. McMath. Dec. 30 Same subject 172

TUNIS.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
4 Mr. Heap to Mr. Seward. Dec. 3 Reforms anticipated in the administration of the Bey. 174
6 do Dec. 6 Insurrection in Tunis 174
7 do Dec. 20 Scarcity of provisions in Tunis. Suffering of the people. 176
1868.
10 do Jan. 4 Same subject 177
11 do Feb. 27 Same subject. Financial condition of Tunis. Prospect of a bountiful harvest next year. Presentation of a bronze cannon to the Bey from the King of Italy. 178
14 do April 23 Financial condition of Tunis 180
16 do April 24 Great suffering of the people from disease and destitution. 180
18 do April 25 Financial condition of Tunis 181
19 do April 28 Interruption of diplomatic relations between France and Tunis growing out of the question of Tunisian finance. 182
20 do May 29 Settlement of the above question 186
25 do July 17 Adoption of a police regulation for the European quarter of Tunis. 186
26 do Nov. 26 Domestic affairs of Tunis 187

SWITZERLAND.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
50 Mr. Harrington to Mr. Seward. Feb. 9 Case of John Hürlimann, a minor, a citizen of the United States, who claims property in the possession of the authorities of Oberentfelden, Switzerland, which was left him by his mother, now deceased. 189
[Page X] 1868.
30 Mr. Seward to Mr. Harrington. Mar. 21 Case of John Hürlimann, a minor, a citizen of the United States, who claims property in the possession of the authorities of Oberentfeleden, Switzerland, which was left him by his mother, now deceased. 192
61 Mr. Harrington to Mr. Seward. July 22 Same subject 193
62 do July 31 Case of Charles Berry, a naturalized citizen of the United States, imprisoned at Basle through the instrumentality of the trustee of his mother’s estate. 197
64 do Aug. 5 Outrages committed upon American travelers between Martigny and Chamouni, by Swiss guides. 209
35 Mr. Seward to Mr. Harrington. Aug. 19 Case of John Hürlimann 221
68 Mr. Harrington to Mr Seward. Sept. 3 Case of Charles Berry 221
72 do Oct. 10 Inundation of a large portion of Switzerland 226
40 Mr. Seward to Mr. Harrington. Nov. 12 Same subject 227

ARGENTINE REPUBLIC.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
48 Mr. Asboth to Mr. Seward. Oct. 19 Mediation of the United States in the war between Paraguay and the allied republics. 228
49 do Nov. 10 Daily memoranda of political events 231
1868.
52 Mr. Seward to Mr. Asboth. Feb. 20 Object of the Italian expedition to the waters of the La Plata. 248
2 Mr. Seward to Mr. Worthington. Aug. 19 Refusal of commander of the allied forces to permit the United States steamer Wasp to pass up the Parana River for the purpose of conveying Mr. Washburn to the United States. 248
2 Mr. Worthington to Mr. Seward. Sept. 11 His arrival at Buenos Ayres. Progress of the war against Paraguay. 249
3 do Sept. 12 Presentation of his letter of credence 251
4 do Oct. 13 Inauguration of Mr. Sarmiento as President of the Argentine Republic. His address. 254
6 do Dec. 11 Mr. McMahon permitted to pass the blockade of the allies on board a United States vessel, on his way to his post of duty. 257

BRAZIL.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
57 Mr. Webb to Mr. Seward. Jan. 27 Mediation of the United States in the war between Paraguay and the allied republics. 262
58 do Feb. 6 Same subject 263
60 do Feb. 24 Same subject 265
61 do Mar. 9 Progress of the war against Paraguay. Revolution in Uruguay. 265
226 Mr. Seward to Mr. Webb. Mar. 23 Mediation of the United States in the war between Paraguay and the allied republics. 270
[Page XI] 1868.
227 Mr. Seward to Mr. Webb. Mar. 23 Death of General Asboth, the United States minister to the Argentine Republic. 270
228 do Mar. 30 International Ocean Telegraph Company’s desire for aid to extend their lines over the West India Islands to Brazil. 271
65 Mr. Webb to Mr. Seward. April 25 Mediation of the United States in the war between Paraguay and the allied republics. 271
68 do July 7 Action of the allied forces in regard to the passage of the United States steamer Wasp up the Parana for the purpose of conveying Mr. Washburn to the United States. 273
70 do July 22 Same subject 286
Do Aug. 7 Same subject 294
233 Mr. Seward to Mr. Webb. Aug. 17 Same subject 298
235 do Sept. 15 Same subject 299
Mr. Webb to Mr. Seward. Oct. 8 Detention in Paraguay, by President Lopez, of Messrs. Bliss and Masterman, attached to the United States legation in Paraguay. 299
75 do Oct. 24 Same subject 302
238 Mr. Seward to Mr. Webb. Nov. 17 Same subject 310

CHILI.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
86 Mr. Kilpatrick to Mr. Seward. Oct. 31 Debate in the Congress of Chili concerning the purchase of vessels of war in the United States. 311
52 Mr. Seward to Mr. Kilpatrick. Dec. 7 Belief in Chili that Spain has no intentions of resuming hostilities. 315
1868.
55 do Jan. 15 Mediation of the United States in the Spanish-American war. 315
99 Mr. Kilpatrick to Mr. Seward. Feb. 1 Relations between Chili and Peru arising out of the recent revolution in the latter country. 316
102 do Mar. 16 Same subject 317
103 do Mar. 20 His journey across the Andes 318
104 do Mar. 26 Mediation of the United States in the Spanish-American war. 320
Mr. Seward to Mr. Kilpatrick. Mar. 27 Same subject 321
60 do April 30 Same subject 322
120 Mr. Kilpatrick to Mr. Seward. June 30 Same subject 322
65 Mr. Seward to Mr. Kilpatrick. Aug. 27 Same subject 324
5 Mr. Clark to Mr. Seward. Nov. 3 Same subject 325
CHILIAN LEGATION.
Mr. Seward to Señor Fontecilla. Mar. 28 Same subject 325
Señor Fontecilla to Mr. Seward. Mar. 30 Same subject 325
Mr. Seward to Señor Fontecilla. April 27 Mediation of Nicaragua in the war between Spain and the South American States. 326
[Page XII]

COSTA RICA.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
9 Mr. Morrill to Mr. Seward. May 8 Proposed establishment of a naval station in the Bay of Limon by the North German Union. 327
10 do May 8 Message of the President of Costa Rica on the opening of Congress. 330
11 do May 25 Proposed naval station for the North German Union in the Bay of Limon. 332
2 Mr. Blair to Mr. Seward. Oct. 10 Presentation of his letter of credence 333
5 Mr. F. W. Seward to Mr. Blair. Nov. 5 Same subject 334
5 Mr. Blair to Mr. Seward. Nov. 10 Revolution in Costa Rica. Deposition of President Castro. Recognition of the new government. 334
7 Mr. Seward to Mr. Blair. Dec. 1 Same subject 337

GUATEMALA.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
32 Mr. Warren to Mr. Seward. Jan. 6 Rumors of an interruption of friendly relations between Guatemala and Mexico unfounded. 338
19 Mr. Seward to Mr. Warren. Feb. 11 Same subject 339

HAWAIIAN ISLANDS.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
42 Mr. Spaulding to Mr. Seward. Apr. 20 Address of the King on the opening of Legislative Assembly. 340
45 do July 9 Distribution of the “Tributes of the Nations to Abraham Lincoln.” 341
54 Mr. McCook to Mr. Seward. Aug. 14 Shipment of Japanese and South Sea Islanders to the Hawaiian Islands as coolies. Mr. McCook’s proceedings in regard to that subject. 342
57 do Sept. 4 Same subject 343
59 do Sept. 14 Same subject 347
50 Mr. Seward to Mr. McCook. Oct. 9 Same subject 349
64 Mr. McCook to Mr. Seward. Oct. 23 Insurrection in the Island of Hawaii 350

HAYTI.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1868.
3 Mr. Hollister to Mr. Seward. May 8 Lawless condition of society in Hayti. Right of asylum. 354
4 do May 17 Insurrection in Hayti. Legation of the United States fired into by the soldiery. 357
4 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hollister. May 28 Lawless condition of society in Hayti. Right of asylum. 358
6 Mr. Hollister to Mr. Seward. May 29 Insurrection in Hayti. Action of President Salnave. 358
8 do June 29 Proceedings taken to relieve the United States legation from the large number of persons who had taken refuge there. 360
[Page XIII] 1868.
7 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hollister. July 18 Proceedings taken to relieve the United States legation from the large number of persons who had taken refuge there. 360
Mr. Hollister to Mr. Seward. Aug. 10 Requesting a vessel of war be sent to Hayti to enable him to maintain his position there. 361
do Sept. 7 Condition of the country more settled. Description of the harbor of St. Nicholas Mole. 362
10 do Sept. 22 Arrival of Haytien ship of war Alexander Petion from the United States. With the assistance of this vessel the government of Salnave will probably be successful. 363
13 do Oct. 21 Disrespectful and unfriendly proceedings toward the United States on the part of President Salnave in permitting an improper use to be made of its flag on board a Haytien ship of war, in capturing vessels belonging to the insurgents. Violation of the neutrality of the United States by President Salnave in commanding a vessel to bombard a Haytien town while the minister of the United States was detained on board; said vessel having been transferred to the Haytien flag after the minister had taken passage in her. 364
14 Mr. F. W. Seward to Mr. Hollister. Nov. 2 Same subject 366
15 Mr. Hollister to Mr. Seward. Nov. 5 Same subject 367
15 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hollister. Nov. 10 Same subject 368
16 do Nov. 10 Same subject 369
17 do Dec. 5 The naval force of the United States in Haytien waters cannot be increased. 370
HAYTIEN LEGATION.
Mr. Raester to Mr. Seward. Aug. 24 Alleged intention of emissaries of the insurgents of Hayti to violate the neutrality laws of the United States. 370
Mr. Seward to Mr. Raester. Aug. 27 Same subject 371

LIBERIA.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
33 Mr. Seys to Mr. Seward. Dec. 11 Meeting of the Liberian legislature. The choice off President devolves on that body. 373
36 do Dec. 12 Election of James S. Payne as President of Liberia. 373
1868.
40 do Jan. 8 Ceremonies attending the inauguration of the President. 374
45 do Jan. 24 His reception by the senate of Liberia 375
47 do Feb. 8 Ministerial appointments 377

MEXICO.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
43 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. Dec. 9 Opening of the Mexican congress. Address of President Juarez and the reply of the president of congress. 378
[Page XIV] 1867.
44 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. Dec. 12 Protective duty on foreign flour. Duties on merchandise imported in the country. 381
45 do Dec. 12 Decree abolishing the system of national tolls upon the highways of the republic. 386
46 do Dec, 12 Decree establishing the decimal system of coinage. 387
47 do Dec. 13 New concession granted to the Vera Cruz Railroad Company to enable it to continue the construction of the road. 389
48 do Dec. 13 Establishment of a separate tariff for the city of Mexico upon national and foreign goods. 390
49 do Dec. 16 Correspondence between the British legation and the Mexican government concerning the recognition by the latter of British consuls. 391
52 do Dec. 18 Will use his good offices in behalf of Captain Krauseneck. 393
56 do Dec. 26 Decree of the Mexican congress declaring Benito Juarez as the President-elect of Mexico. Address of President Juarez. 394
1868.
64 do Jan. 11 Manifesto address by the congress of Mexico to the Mexican people. 396
65 do Jan. 13 English convention debt. Correspondence between the. agent of bondholders and the Mexican government upon the subject inclosed. 399
68 do Jan. 16 Departure of Captain Krauseneck from Mexico 401
69 do Jan. 17 Appointment of Señor Romero as minister of finance of Mexico. 402
70 do Jan. 24 Imprisonment of foreign merchants of San Luis Potosi by the authorities of that state for refusing to pay a forced loan. 403
72 do Jan. 28 Same subject 408
75 do Feb. 8 Appointment of a commission for the formation of a new tariff. 408
76 do Feb. 8 Report of the minister of finance on the financial condition of Mexico. 409
77 do Feb. 12 Spanish convention debt. Correspondence between the agents of the bondholders and the Mexican government upon the subject inclosed. 417
78 do Feb. 14 Same subject; also concerning the English convention debt. 422
42 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. Feb. 20 Imprisonment of foreign merchants by the authorities of the state of San Luis Potosi for refusing to pay a forced loan. 428
80 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. Feb. 21 Closing of the port of Sisal, in consequence of a revolutionary movement which occurred at Merida. 428
81 do Feb. 24 Review of the proceedings of the Mexican government for the restoration of peace in that country. Attempt to assassinate President Juarez. 430
83 do Feb. 29 Opening of a new port called Puerto Angel on the Pacific coast. 432
87 do Mar. 12 Purchase by the Mexican government of portions of the consolidated foreign debt of that country. 433
89 do Mar. 14 Establishment of a separate tariff for the State of Guanajuato upon national and foreign goods. 434
92 do Mar. 23 Speech of Señor Romero in the Mexican congress on the subject of the payment of the interest on the public debt of Mexico. 436
93 do Mar. 23 Article, in the Diario Oficial on foreigners in Mexico. 437
[Page XV] 1868.
47 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. Mar. 25 Proceedings of the Mexican government for the restoration of peace in that country. Attempt to assassinate President Juarez. 439
94 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. Mar. 28 Arrest of foreigners in Mexico 439
95 do Mar. 30 Project of law introduced in the Mexican congress placing certain foreigners under the same obligations as Mexican citizens. 440
96 do Mar. 30 Proposed amendment to the Mexican constitution so as to permit prohibitions. 441
97 do Mar. 30 Address of President Juarez at the closing of the first session of the Mexican congress. 442
101 do April 2 Opening of the second session of the Mexican congress. Address of President Juarez and the newly elected president of congress. 444
103 do April 3 Financial affairs of Mexico 445
53 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. April 13 Purchase by the Mexican government of portions of the consolidated foreign debt of that country. 446
110 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. April 16 Export and circulation duties levied upon coin sent from the city of Mexico to Yera Cruz by the Mexican authorities. 447
113 do April 20 Felicitations of the United States upon the escape of President Juarez from the attempt to assassinate him. 451
114 do April 20 Revolutionary movements in Mexico 452
115 do April 21 Action of the Mexican congress upon the grant of the Vera Cruz Railroad Company 454
117 do April 23 Decree closing the port of Mazatlan to foreign and coasting trade. 455
118 do April 23 Purchase by the Mexican government of portions of the consolidated foreign debt of that country. 455
119 do April 24 Political affairs of Mexico 456
121 do April 28 Defeat of the insurgents in the state of Sinaloa 459
126 do May 12 Exaction of local duties upon merchandise passing from the ports into the interrior of Mexico. 460
131 do May 20 Gross indignities said to have been practiced upon several citizens of the Ignited States by the authorities of Monterey. 461
61 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. May 23 Same subject 464
132 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. May 23 Political revolutions in Mexico 465
133 do May 25 Political affairs of Mexico 472
135 do May 27 Debate in the Mexican congress upon the payment of interest on the foreign debt. 475
65 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. May 29 Case of John Braniff, an American citizen, shot by a band of robbers in Mexico. 480
137 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. June 2 Addresses of President Juarez and of the president of congress at the closing of the Mexican congress. 480
138 do June 4 Decree establishing military colonies in the frontier States of Mexico. 483
139 do June 9 Refusal of the Mexican congress to permit Señor Lerdo de Tejada to retain his position as minister for foreign affairs while he holds that of the chief justice of the supreme court. 485
142 do June 12 Political affairs in Mexico 488
144 do June 15 Gross indignities said to have been practiced upon several citizens of the United States by the authorities of Monterey. 493
147 do June 19 Reply of the Mexican government to the Mexican bondholders of London in relation to the payment of the interest on the foreign debt. 500
[Page XVI] 1868.
148 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. June 19 Ministerial changes in Mexico 501
149 do June 24 Appointment of a board for the reform of the imposts on the products of mines. 502
71 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. June 26 Gross indignities said to have been practiced upon several citizens of the United States by the authorities of Monterey. 506
150 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. June 30 Proceedings in the impeachment and removal from office of the governor of the State of Jalisco by the Mexican congress. 506
156 do July 7 Difficulties between the commander of her Britannic Majesty’s ship Chanticleer and the Mexican authorities at Mazatlan, growing out of the con flscation by the latter of money in charge of the paymaster of the Chanticleer. 522
75 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. July 8 Gross indignities said to have been practiced upon several citizens of the United States by the authorities of Monterey. 534
159 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. July 11 Reported organization in the United States of expeditions hostile to Mexico. 534
76 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. July 15 Seizure of gold coin, by the customs authorities at Matamoras, belonging to Dr. W. L. Huchinson. 538
78 do July 16 Gross indignities said to have been practiced upon several citizens of the United States by the authorities of Monterey. 539
161 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. July 17 Mexican finances, revenues, and expenditures 539
167 do Aug. 4 Seizure of gold coin by the customs authorities at Matamoras, belonging to Dr. W. L. Huchinson. 560
170 do Aug. 8 Difficulties between the commander of her Britannic Majesty’s ship Chanticleer and the authorities at Mazatlan. 565
171 do Aug. 12 Gross indignities said to have been practiced upon several citizens of the United States by the authorities of Monterey. 567
178 do Aug. 21 Case of John Braniff, an American citizen, shot by a band of robbers in Mexico. 568
179 do Aug. 22 Diplomatic relations of Mexico with European powers. 570
180 do Aug. 24 Postponement of the operation of the laws establishing the decimal system of coinage. 572
2 Mr. Seward to Mr. Rosecrans. Aug. 28 Imposition of an onerous tax on the export of all bullion or uncoined silver by the military authorities at La Paz. 573
95 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. Aug. 31 Reported organization in the United States of expeditions hostile to Mexico. 574
96 do Sept. 1 Seizure of gold coin by the customs authorities at Matamoras, belonging to Dr. W. L. Huchinson. 574
183 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. Sept. 10 Impeachment of the governor of the State of Jalisco. 575
184 do Sept. 10 Insurrectionary movements in Mexico 577
186 do Sept. 12 Appointment of Señor Lerdo de Tejada as minister for foreign affairs of Mexico. 580
98 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. Sept. 17 Gross indignities said to have been practiced upon several citizens of the United States by the authorities of Monterey. 582
99 do Sept. 17 Case of John Braniff, an American citizen, shot by a band of robbers in Mexico. 582
190 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. Sept. 18 Opening of the Mexican congress. Addresses of President Juarez and of the president of congress 583
192 do Sept. 21 Ministerial changes in Mexico 586
193 do Sept. 25 Conspiracy of Santa Anna, in Havana, against Mexico. 589
[Page XVII] 1868.
105 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. Sept. 30 The existence on the Mexican bank of the Rio Grande of a belt of country which is free from import duties on commerce is very prejudicial to the revenues of the United States. 594
197 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. Oct. 2 Official notice concerning the proposed new tariff. 596
198 do Oct. 2 Restrictive measures adopted by the Mexican congress concerning the employment of engineers on the public works. 597
203 do Oct. 8 Financial condition of Mexico 598
204 do Oct. 9 Reported organization in the United States of expeditions hostile to Mexico. 601
205 do Oct. 10 Proposed opening of Port Libertad to the coasting trade. 602
206 do Oct. 14 Gross indignities said to have been practiced upon several citizens of the United States by the authorities of Monterey. 603
107 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. Oct. 14 Conspiracy of Santa Anna, at Havana, against Mexico. 604
110 do Oct. 15 Political affairs of Mexico 604
209 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. Oct. 20 Receipts of the several maritime and frontier custom-houses of Mexico for the first six months of 1868. 605
211 do Oct. 22 Debate in the Mexican congress on the passage of the law providing for the navigation of the lakes by steamboats. 606
212 do Oct. 29 Case of John Braniff, an American citizen, shot by a band of robbers in Mexico. 609
213 do Nov. 6 Custom receipts of Mexico 610
217 do Nov. 9 Distribution of the “Tributes of the Nations to Abraham Lincoln.” 610
218 do Nov. 9 Conspiracy of Santa Anna, at Havana, against Mexico. 612
115 Mr. Seward to Mr. Plumb. Nov. 9 Restrictive measures adopted by the Mexican congress concerning the employment of engineers on the public works. 613
222 Mr. Plumb to Mr. Seward. Nov 14 Concerning the grant of the Vera Cruz Railroad Company. 613
223 do Nov. 16 Law passed by the Mexican congress providing for a general census of the republic. 616
224 do Nov. 20 Report of the commission appointed to revise the tariff of Mexico. 617
230 do Dec. 2 Law passed by the Mexican congress relating to differential duties. 621
231 do Dec. 2 Gross indignities said to have been practiced upon several citizens of the United States by the authorities of Monterey. 622
232 do Dec. 3 The existence on the Mexican bank of the Rio Grande of a belt of country which is free from import duties on commerce is very prejudicial to the revenues of the United States. 626
233 do Dec. 7 Gross indignities said to have been practiced upon j several citizens of the United States by the authorities of Monterey. 631
MEXICAN LEGATION.
1868.
Señor Romero to Mr. Hunter. June 16 Reported organization in the United States of expeditions hostile to Mexico. 633
Mr. Hunter to Señor Romero. June 16 Same subject 634
[Page XVIII] 1868
Señor Romero to Mr. Seward. June 27 Reported organization in the United States of expeditions hostile to Mexico. 634
Mr. Seward to Señor Romero. June 29 Gross indignities said to have been practiced upon several citizens of the United States by the authorities of Monterey. 635
Señor Romero to Mr. Seward. June 29 Same subject 635
Memorandum July 8 Concerning the iron steamer Mosquito now at Havana. 636
Mr. Seward to Señor Romero. July 9 Reported organization in the United States of expeditions hostile to Mexico. 636
Señor Romero to Mr. Seward. July 10 Same subject 639
Señor Diaz to Mr. Seward. July 23 Same subject 639

NICARAGUA.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867
143 Mr. Dickinson to Mr. Seward. Dec. 4 Volcanic eruptions in Nicaragua 641
144 do Dec. 23 The question between Nicaragua and Great Britain concerning the Mosquito territory. 643
1868
100 Mr. Seward to Mr. Dickinson. Jan. 7 Volcanic eruptions in Nicaragua 644
101 do Jan. 25 The question between Nicaragua and Great Britain concerning the Mosquito territory. 644
103 do Feb. 28 Same subject 645
153 Mr. Dickinson to Mr. Seward. July 7 Distribution of the “Tributes of the Nations to Abraham Lincoln.” 645
nicaraguan legation.
Señor Gomez to Mr. Seward. April 16 Mediation of Nicaragua in the war between Spain and the South American states. 645
Mr. Seward to Señor Gomez. April 20 Same subject 646

PARAGUAY.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867
92 Mr. Washburn to Mr. Seward. Oct. 14 Progress of military events. Anticipated evacuation of Asuncion by Lopez. 647
94 do Dec. 13 Military events 649
1868
95 do Jan. 13 Same subject. Requests that he may be recalled 650
75 Mr. Seward to Mr. Washburn. Jan. 14 Same subject. The Secretary of the Navy has been informed that it would be necessary to have a vessel to relieve Mr. Washburn from his embarrassing situation. 652
96 Mr. Washburn to Mr. Seward. Jan. 17 Death of General Mitre, President of the Argentine Republic, and its effect upon the war with Paraguay. 653
[Page XIX] 1868.
97 Mr. Washburn to Mr. Seward. April 7 Evacuation of Asuncion by Lopez. Refusal of Mr. Washburn to leave Asuncion. The United States legation made an asylum for foreigners. 654
98 do April 7 Porter C. Bliss and James Manlove attached to the legation by Mr. Washburn. Arrest of Man-love by the military authorities for being in the streets of Asuncion. 657
99 do April 17 Difficulties experienced in corresponding with the home government. Request that a vessel be sent to convey him to the United States. 666
76 Mr. Seward to Mr. Washburn. June 2 Resignation of Mr. Washburn as minister to Paraguay accepted. 667
3 Mr. Seward to Mr. McMahon. Sept. 2 Action of the allied forces in regard to the passage of the United States steamer Wasp up the Parana for the purpose of conveying Mr. Washburn to the United States. 668
4 do Sept 3 The United States, while they will continue to maintain a strict neutrality in the war in the valley of the La Plata, are very anxious to see an end of hostilities and a restoration of peace among the nations of South America. 669
100 Mr. Washburn to Mr. Seward. Sept. 26 His safe arrival at Buenos Ayres. Arrest by Lopez of the foreigners who had taken refuge in the United States legation, including Messrs. Bliss and Masterman, the two latter taken by force, and all charged with a conspiracy against Lopez. Deplorable condition of affairs in Paraguay. Publication in the press of Buenos Ayres of his correspondence with the authorities in Paraguay. 670
101 do Oct. 5 Deplorable condition of affairs in Paraguay 673
102 do Oct. 13 Cases of Messrs. Masterman and Bliss. Affairs in Paraguay. 677
6 Mr. McMahon to Mr. Seward. Oct. 26 His arrival at Buenos Ayres. Proposal of Admiral Davis to send a vessel of war to headquarters of Lopez and demand reparation for the insult offered to the United States in the forcible seizure and detention by Lopez of Messrs. Masterman and Bliss. 678
7 do Oct. 27 Same subject 681
103 Mr. Washburn to Mr. Seward. Oct. 31 Affairs in Paraguay 684
8 Mr. McMahon to Mr. Seward. Nov. 14 Has made application to the allied forces for permission to pass their blockade to enable him to reach his post of duty. 685
78 Mr. Seward to Mr. Washburn. Nov. 17 Admiral Davis instructed to proceed to Paraguay and demand prompt redress for any insult that may have been committed against the United States or their citizens. 687
6 Mr. Seward to Mr. McMahon. Nov. 18 Same subject 687
7 do Nov. 21 Same subject 688
10 Mr. McMahon to Mr. Seward. Nov. 21 Permission given by the allied forces to enable him to pass the blockade on his way to his post of duty. 690
8 Mr. Seward to Mr. McMahon. Nov. 27 Cases of Messrs. Masterman and Bliss 690
9 do Nov. 27 Receipt of Mr. McMahon’s dispatch No. 6 691
11 Mr. McMahon to Mr. Seward. Dec. 11 His arrival at the headquarters of Lopez. Correspondence between Admiral Davis and President Lopez concerning the delivery up of Messrs. Bliss and Masterman. 691
12 do Dec. 11 Progress of the war in Paraguay 696
[Page XX] 1868.
Señor Palacios to Mr. Seward. Dec. 10 Depositions of Messrs. Bliss and Masterman concerning their detention in Paraguay by President Lopez. 697
APPENDIX.
1868.
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. Mar. 26 Requesting that he might be furnished with a passport to enable him to make excursions into the country. 723
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. Mar. 27 Same subject 724
Do Mar. 29 Same subject 724
Do April 25 Transmission of Mr. Washburn’s correspondence by flag of truce. 725
Do May 9 Interview granted by President Lopez to Mr. Washburn. 725
Do June 20 Desires to know if Señor Pereira has taken refuge in the legation of the United States. Requests lists of persons who have taken refuge in the legation. 726
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. June 22 Same subject. Incloses list of persons who have taken refuge in the legation. 726
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. June 23 Sends sealed package to Mr. Washburn from the United States steamer Wasp. 727
Do June 27 Asylum given by Mr. Washburn to Señor Pereira, the Portuguese consul, and others. Request their delivery to the Paraguayan authorities. 727
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. June 28 Same subject. 728
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. July 11 Same subject. 730
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. July 12 Same subject. 736
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. July 12 Same subject. 737
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. July 13 Same subject. 739
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. July 13 Requesting that Porter C. Bliss and George Masterman be dismissed from the legation as they are charged with being connected with a conspiracy against President Lopez. 740
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. July 14 Same subject. 741
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. July 16 Same subject. 742
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. July 20 Same subject. 745
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. July 19 Same subject. 749
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. July 20 Same subject. 749
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. July 21 Same subject. 750
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. July 22 Same subject. 750
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. July 23 Requesting the delivery of a sealed package of communications said to have been given to Mr. Washburn by Señor Berges, ex-minister of foreign affairs of Paraguay. 751
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. July 23 Same subject. Mr. Washburn states that he has not received a sealed package from Señor Berges. 752
[Page XXI] 1868.
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. July 23 Demand for the delivery up to the Paraguayan authorities of Porter C. Bliss and George Masterman, charged with complicity in a conspiracy against Paraguay. 752
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. July 25 Same subject 755
Do July 26 Mr. Bliss’s refutation of the charges of complicity in the plot to assassinate President Lopez. 758
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. July 31 Demand for the delivery up of Messrs. Bliss and Masterman. Concerning a sealed package said to have been given to Mr. Washburn by Señor Berges. Refutation of Mr. Bliss of the charges of complicity in the plot to assassinate President Lopez. Charges against Mr. Washburn. 760
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. Aug. 3 Same subject 770
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. Aug. 6 Charges of complicity against Mr. Washburn in the alleged conspiracy for the overthrow of the government of Paraguay. 775
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. Aug. 11 Same subject 785
Señor Benitez to Mr. Washburn. Aug. 11 Demand for additional papers said to have been given to Mr. Washburn by Señor Berges. 795
Mr. Washburn to Señor Benitez. Aug. 12 Same subject. Mr. Washburn denies that Señor Berges gave him any papers. 796
Do Aug. 13 Demand for the delivery up of Messrs. Bliss and Masterman. 796
Señor C aminos to Mr. Washburn. Aug, 28 Requesting a list of the personnel of the United States legation for whom passports are desired. 801
Mr. Washburn to Señor Caminos. Aug. 29 Transmitting list referred to above 801
Do Sept. 2 Request that passports may be furnished for himself and the members of his legation. 802
Do Sept. 2 Same subject 802
Señor Caminos to Mr. Washburn. Sept. 4 Same subject. Refusal of the government of Paraguay to furnish Messrs. Bliss and Masterman with passports. Charges of complicity against Mr. Washburn in the alleged conspiracy for the overthrow of the government of Paraguay. 803
Mr. Washburn to Señor Caminos. Sept. 5 As to the disposition of property left in charge of Mr. Washburn by persons residing in Paraguay. Also, as to the disposition of the archives of the legation. 816
Señor Caminos to Mr. Washburn. Sept. 5 Same subject 816
Mr. Washburn to Señor Caminos. Sept. 5 Same subject 816
Señor Caminos to Mr. Washburn. Sept. 5 Same subject 817
Mr. Washburn to Señor Caminos. Sept. 6 Same subject 818
Señor Caminos to Mr. Washburn. Sept. 6 Same subject 819
Mr. Washburn to Señor Caminos. Sept. 7 Same subject 820
Do Sept. 7 Same subject 820
Señor Caminos to Mr. Washburn. Sept. 7 Same subject 821
Mr. Washburn to Señor Caminos. Sept. 8 Same subject 821
Señor Caminos to Mr. Washburn. Sept. 8 Same subject 822
Mr. Washburn to Señor Caminos. Sept. 8 Same subject 823
[Page XXII] 1868.
Señor Caminos to Mr. Washburn. Sept. 9 As to the disposition of property left in charge of Mr. Washburn by persons residing in Paraguay. Also, as to the disposition of the archives of the legation. 824
Mr. Washburn to Señor Caminos. Sept. 10 Same subject 824
Señor Caminos to Mr. Washburn. Sept. 10 Same subject 825
Mr. Washburn to President Lopez. Sept. 12 Concerning the charges against Mr. Washburn of complicity in the alleged conspiracy against President Lopez. Protest against the detention of Messrs. Bliss and Masterman in Paraguay. 825
Mr. Bliss to Mr. Goodfellow. Sept. 7 Same subject 827
Mr. Bliss to Mr. Davis. Sept. 10 Same subject 828
Mr. Bliss to Mr. Washburn. Sept. 11 Same subject 829
Mr. Washburn to Mr. Stewart. Sept. 24 Narrative of events which have transpired in Paraguay since the 21st of February, 1868. 829

PERU.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
103

Mr. Hovey to Mr.

Seward.

Nov. 28 Revolution in the north of Peru 839
105 do Dec. 14 Same subject 839
106 do Dec. 22 Same subject 840
107 do 1 Dec. 28 Same subject 840
1868.
109 do Jan. 14 Revolutionary movements in Peru. Resignation of President Prado. 841
110 do Jan. 14 Defeat of the government forces by those of the insurgents. 844
74 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hovey. Jan. 15 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the allied republics of South America. 845
112 Mr. Hovey to Mr. Seward. Jan. 22 Revolutionary movements in Peru 845
113 do Jan. 28 Claims of American citizens against Peru for losses sustained on account of the revolution in Peru. 846
114 do Jan. 28 Success of the revolution. Formation of a new ministry by General Canseco. 847
76 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hovey. Feb. 4 Revolutionary movements in Peru 848
115 Mr. Hovey to Mr. Seward. Feb. 14 Regarding the recognition of the newly-constituted government of Peru. 848
116 do Feb. 14 New election for the officers of the government called for by General Canseco. 855
77 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hovey. Feb. 21 Claims of American citizens against Peru for losses sustained on account of the revolution in Peru. 857
117 Mr. Hovey to Mr. Seward. Feb. 22 State of affairs in the north part of Peru 857
79 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hovey. Mar. 4 Regarding the recognition of the newly-constituted government of Peru. 858
119 Mr. Hovey to Mr. Seward. Mar. 14 Same subject. Peruvian affairs 859
120 do Mar. 22 Revolutionary movement in Chiclayo 859
[Page XXIII] 1868.
121 Mr. Hovey to Mr. Seward. Mar. 22 Claims of American citizens against Peru for losses sustained on account of the revolution in Peru. 860
122 do Mar. 28 Political affairs of Peru 862
123 do April 14 Same subject 862
124 do April 22 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the allied republics of South America. 863
83 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hovey. May 7 The United States will not recognize the newly constituted government of Peru until it shall have been accepted by the Peruvian people. 863
128 Mr. Hovey to Mr. Seward. July 22 Meeting of the Peruvian congress 865
131 do July 22 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the allied republics of South America. 865
138 do July 28 Claims of American citizens against Peru for losses sustained on account of the revolution in Peru. 865
139 do Aug. 14 Extract of a report from the minister for foreign affairs on the relations between Peru and the United States. 866
140 do Aug. 14 Colonel Balta elected President of Peru. Formation of a new cabinet. 866
142 do Aug. 14 Recognition of the present government of Peru by the United States. 867
87 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hovey. Aug. 17 Same subject 869
89 do Aug. 22 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the allied republics of South America. 869
144 Mr. Hovey to Mr. Seward. Aug. 22 Great destruction of life and property in Peru, occasioned by terrible earthquakes. 870
145 do Aug. 28 Same subject 872
92 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hovey. Sept. 7 Recognition of the present government of Peru by the United States. 872
146 Mr. Hovey to Mr. Seward. Sept. 14 Thanks of the Peruvian government for the good offices of Rear-Admiral Turner and Mr. Hovey in taking steps towards alleviating the distress caused by the recent earthquakes. 873
147 do Sept. 14 Devastations produced in Ecuador by a terrible earthquake. 874
148 do Sept. 14 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the allied republics of South America. 877
150 do Sept. 30 Claims of American citizens against Peru for losses sustained on account of the revolution in Peru. 877
94 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hovey. Sept. 30 Devastations produced in Peru and Ecuador by terrible earthquakes. 885
95 do Oct. 1 Same subject 886
97 do Oct. 3 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the allied republics of South America. 886
153 Mr. Hovey to. Mr. Seward. Oct. 14 Claims of American citizens against Peru for losses sustained on account of the revolution in Peru. 887
156 do Oct. 28 Thanks of the congress of Peru for the assistance rendered by the United States to the people of Peru at the time of the visitation of the terrible earthquakes. 887
100 Mr. Seward to Mr. Hovey. Nov. 20 Same subject 889
PERUVIAN LEGATION.
1868.
Mr. Seward to Señor Garcia. Feb. 21 Claims of American citizens against Peru arising out of the recent civil war in Peru. 889
[Page XXIV] 1868.
Señor Garcia to Mr. Seward. Feb. 27 Claims of American citizens against Peru arising out of the recent civil war in. Peru. 890
Mr. Seward to Señor Garcia. Mar. 25 Destruction of the property of two British subjects by the insurgents in Peru. 890
Do Mar. 28 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the allied republics of South America. 891
Señor Garcia to Mr. Seward. April 1 Destruction of the property of two British subjects by the insurgents in Peru. 891
Do April 2 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the allied republics of South America. 892
Do April 14 Same subject 892
Do April 18 Claims of American citizens against Peru arising out of the recent civil war in Peru. 894
Mr. Seward to Señor Garcia. April 20 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the allied republics of South America. 898
Do April 27 Mediation of Nicaragua in the war between Spain and the allied republics of South America. 899
Señor Garcia to Mr. Seward. April 29 Same subject 899
Do May 8 Requesting that the United States relax her policy of neutrality in order that Peru may obtain vessels of war therefrom. 900
Do July 28 Offering reasons why the United States should grant permission to Peru to. receive the monitors purchased by her in the United States. 903
Do Sept. 7 Announcing the election and inauguration of José Balta as President of Peru. List of the new cabinet of Peru. 909
Mr. Seward to Señor Garcia. Sept. 8 Same subject 909
Señor Garcia to Mr. Seward. Sept. 10 Relates to the permission to remove the war vessels purchased by Peru beyond the jurisdiction of the United States. 910
Do Oct. 12 Mediation of the United States in the war between Spain and the allied republics of South America. Protocol of conference of the representatives of the allies inclosed. 910
Tel. do Nov. 24 Requesting order for the liberation of the steamer Havana; tender to the Peruvian monitors, detained by the collector of customs at New Orleans. 915
Tel. Mr. Seward to Señor Garcia. Nov. 24 Directions for the release of the Havana given 915
Tel. do Dec. 2 Assurances that the Peruvian iron-clads are not to be used against Spain. 915
Tel. Señor Garcia to Mr. Seward. Dec. 3 Same subject 915
Tel. do Dec. 10 Report that Spanish vessels are off Balize, with the intention of capturing the Peruvian monitors. 916
Tel. Mr. Seward to Señor Garcia. Dec. 12 Same subject 916
Do Dec. 19 Same subject 916
Tel. Señor Garcia to Mr. Seward. Dec. 18 Intended seizure of the steamer Havana at New Orleans. Asks the immediate action of the government in the matter. 917
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SALVADOR.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
35 Mr. Williama to Mr. Seward. Dec. 22 Annual fairs held in Salvador for the sale of indigo and the purchase of foreign merchandise. 918
1868.
37 do Feb. 6 Opening of the legislative chambers. Message of the President and report of the minister of foreign affairs and, public instruction. 918
38 do Mar. 6 Closing of the legislative chambers. Extraordinary powers given to the President. 923
18 Mr. Seward to Mr. Williams. Mar. 6 Acknowledging receipt of dispatch No. 37 924
39 Mr. Williams to Mr. Seward. Mar. 20 Exports and imports and financial affairs of Salvador. 925
41 do April 6 Treaty of amity and commerce concluded between Salvador and Nicaragua. Suggests that a consular convention and also an extradition treaty be concluded between the United States and Salvador. 927
43 do June 6 Visit of the President and cabinet to the western department of the republic. 928
44 do June 15 Distribution of the “Tributes of the Nations to Abraham Lincoln.” 929
48 do Sept. 22 Decree granting the privilege to introduce Chinese laborers into Salvador. 929

VENEZUELA.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867.
2 Mr. Stilwell to Mr. Seward. Dec. 10 Arrival at his post of duty. Presentation of his letter of credence. 931
3 do Dec. 17 Same subject 932
6 do Dec. 26 Insurrectionary movements in Venezuela 933
8 do Dec. 28 Claim of two minor sons of Joseph Hill, born in Venezuela, to exemption from compulsory service in the army of Venezuela. 934
1868.
8 Mr. Seward to Mr. Stilwell. Jan. 27 Same subject 935
11 Mr. Stilwell to Mr. Seward. Feb. 6 Political and military affairs of Venezuela. Financial condition of the republic. 936
20 do Mar. 12 Proclamation declaring certain ports of Venezuela closed and in a state of blockade. 938
23 do Mar. 16 Presentation of his letter of credence. Case of the sons of Joseph Hill. 939
27 do April 15 Revolutionary movements in Venezuela 940
34 do May 27 Same subject 941
3 Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward. June 12 Same subject. Action of the diplomatic corps to bring about an interview between General Bruzual, the acting President, and General Monagas, chief of the insurgents. 943
4 do June 26 Same subject. Capture of the city of Caracas by the insurgents. 945
5 do July 1 Organization of a new government under General Monagas. 946
7 do July. 8 Establishment of the government under General Bruzual at Puerto Cabello. 948
do July 9 Celebration of the independence of the United States at Caracas. 950
[Page XXVI] 1868.
11 Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward. July 20 Condition of affairs at Puerto Cabello. His visit to St. Thomas for the purpose of procuring a United States vessel to protect American interests at Puerto Cabello. 952
12 do July 21 Desire of the government at Caracas to have the diplomatic body declare that the blockade established by General Bruzual is illegal. 953
13 do July 22 Conduct of General Aristiguiesta, chief of staff of General Bruzual, before and during the recent siege of Caracas. 955
14 do July 23 Decree declaring the sale of certain war vessels, now in possession of General Bruzual, null and void. 956
15 do July 23 Opening of the coasting trade of Venezuela to vessels bearing foreign flags. 958
19 do Aug. 6 Foreign debt of Venezuela. Plan proposed by that country for the gradual liquidation of the same. 959
21 do Aug. 6 Conference between the minister of foreign affairs and the diplomatic body concerning the presence of a war vessel of General Bruzual in front of La Guayra. 961
22 do Aug. 6 Importance of having a war vessel of the United States in the waters of Venezuela. 961
3 Mr. Seward to Mr. Pruyn. Aug. 22 Revolutionary movements in Venezuela 962
4 do Aug. 22 The United States are not prepared at present to recognize the revolutionary authorities of Venezuela. 962
6 do Aug. 22 Establishment of the government under General Bruzual at Puerto Cabello. 963
7 do Aug. 22 Celebration of the independence of the United States at Caracas. 963
10 do Aug. 22 Visit of Mr. Pruyn to St. Thomas for the purpose of procuring a United States vessel to protect American interests at Puerto Cabello. 964
14 do Aug. 22 Conference between the minister of foreign affairs of Venezuela and the diplomatic body concerning the presence of a war vessel of General Bruzual in front of La Guayra. 964
18 do Aug. 24 Foreign debt of Venezuela. Plan proposed by that country for the gradual liquidation of the same. 965
26 Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward. Sept. 4 Success of the revolution under General Monagas. Defeat of the forces under General Bruzual. 965
30 do Sept. 10 Course pursued by the authorities of the island of Curaçoa in regard to Venezuelan affairs. 968
31 do Sept. 21 Action of the diplomatic body concerning the payment of the foreign debt of Venezuela. 970
33 do Sept. 29 Regarding the recognition of the provisional government under General Monagas. 973
35 do Oct. 1 Concerning his action in relation to the payment of the foreign debt of Venezuela, and also concerning the presence of a war vessel of General Bruzual in front of La Guayra. 974
36 do Oct. 3 Attempt to assassinate the acting President of Venezuela. 976
38 do Oct. 5 Concerning the payment of the foreign debt of Venezuela. 977
24 Mr. Hunter to Mr. Pruyn. Oct, 21 Same subject 978
43 Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward. Oct. 30 Attempt to assassinate the acting President of Venezuela. 979
[Page XXVII] 1868.
44 Mr. Pruyn to Mr. Seward. Oct. 30 Concerning the recent course of political events in Venezuela. 980
45 do Oct. 30 Celebration of Saint Simon’s day in honor of Simon Bolivar, the liberator of Venezuela. 981
25 Mr. Seward to Mr. Prayn. Nov. 9 Recognition of the provisional government of Venezuela. 982
26 do Nov. 9 Revolution in Venezuela 983
29 do Nov. 16 Attempt to assassinate the acting President of Venezuela. 983
VENEZUELAN LEGATION.
1868.
Señor Mesa to Mr. Seward. July 20 Notifying the United States of the fact that the seat of government under General Bruzual is located at Puerto Cabello, and calling upon the government of the United States to fulfill its treaty obligations by preventing any infraction of its neutrality laws by the agents of the government which is located at Caracas. 984
Señor Eebas to Mr. Seward. July 24 Denying the report in the New York Herald that the United States minister was obliged to leave Venezuela on account of the revolutionary commotion there. 985
Do July 30 Political events in Venezuela 985
Do Aug. 5 The capital of the government of Venezuela removed to Puerto Cabello. 987
Señor Bruzual to Mr. Seward. Aug. 24 Brief history of the political events which have recently occurred in Venezuela. 987
Mr. Seward to Señor Mesa. Aug. 24 Political revolution in Venezuela. 990
Mr. Seward to Señor Ribas. Aug. 25 Same subject 991
Mr. Seward to Señor Bruzual. Aug. 27 Same subject 992

URUGUAY.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1867
1 Mr. Asboth to Mr. Seward. Oct. 15 Presentation of his letter of credence. Mediation of the United States in the war between the allies and Paraguay. 994

UNITED STATES OF COLOMBIA.

No. From whom and to whom. Date. Subject. Page.
1866.
169 Mr. Seward to Mr. Burton. Dec. 28 International Ocean Telegraph Company’s desire to land their cable on the shore of the United States of Colombia. 998
1867.
4 Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward. May 24 His arrival at Baranquilla. General Riasco proclaims himself President of Colombia. Blockade of the port of Santa Martha by General Lopez. Forcible dissolution of congress by General Mosquera, who declares the whole country in a state of revolution. States preparing for the overthrow of General Mosquera. 998
[Page XXVIII] 1867.
5 Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward. May 29 Forcible enlistment and detention of American citizens on board the Colombian vessel E. R. Cuyler, or Rayo. 1002
6 do May 29 Proclamations of the states of Antioquia and Santander to their people denouncing President Mosquera. 1006
7 do June 2 Report of the engagement between a portion of President Mosquera’s forces and those of the insurgents at Banco. 1008
8 do June 7 Regarding the recognition of the acts of the commander of the Colombian war-steamer R. R. Cuyler, or Rayo, should that officer now hoist the American flag. 1009
4 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sullivan. June 13 Extraordinary taxes levied by the state authorities of Panama upon citizens of the United States for the purpose of, carrying on the war against the general government of Colombia. Only such blockade as is maintained in accordance with the law of nations will be respected by the United States. 1011
9 Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward. June 29 Revolutionary movements 1013
10 do June 30 Same subject 1013
11 do July 6 Rights and obligations of American citizens residing in the United States of Colombia. Progress of the insurrection. 1014
5 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sullivan. July 6 Forcible enlistment and detention of American citizens on board the Colombian steamer R. R. Cuyler or Rayo. 1014
6 do July 6 Extraordinary taxes levied by the state of Panama for purposes connected with the civil war in Colombia. 1015
7 do July 6 Owing to the condition of civil war in Colombia the United States is not at present prepared to recognize any change of government there. 1015
8 do July 16 The R. R. Cuyler, or Rayo, having been purchased by the Colombian government, she will not be recognized as an American vessel until she shall obtain a new register in the United States as the property of an American citizen. 1016
12 Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward. Aug. 10 Presentation of his letter of credence. Resignation of General Mosquera as President of Colombia. 1016
13 do Aug. 12 Adjudication of maritime prizes in the ports of Colombia. Decree of General Mosquera annulled. 1020
14 do Aug. 12 Conference with the minister of foreign affairs in relation to the troubles in Colombia, especially the overthrow and imprisonment of President Mosquera, and also concerning the secret treaty between President Mosquera and Peru. Action of the Colombian congress with reference to the steamer R. R. Cuyler, or Rayo. 1020
11 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sullivan. Aug. 17 Concerning the recognition of the new government of Colombia. 1029
20 Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward. Aug. 27 Correspondence with Rear Admiral Palmer concerning affairs in Colombia. 1030
25 do Sept. 16 Reported shooting of an, American citizen by General Herrera at Rio Hatché. 1031
14 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sullivan. Sept. 23 Murder of American citizens by a mob at Carthagena. 1033
29 Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward. Sept. 26 Permission given the International Ocean Telegraph Company to land a telegraph line in Colombia. Murder of American citizens at Carthagena. 1034
[Page XXIX] 1867.
17 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sullivan. Sept. 27 Case of the steamer R. R. Cuyler, or Kayo, a vessel purchased by Colombia, at New York, and intended to be transferred to Peru, in accordance with the provisions of a secret treaty concluded between President Mosquera and Peru. 1036
33 Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward. Oct. 12 Murder of American citizens at Carthagena, by Colombian officials. These men were irregularly shipped on the steamer R. R. Cuyler, or Rayo, at New York. 1039
23 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sullivan. Oct. 25 Same subject 1045
25 do Oct. 30 Same subject 1046
28 do Dec. 3 Same subject 1046
47 Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward. Dec. 26 Discovery of a cannel coal mine forty miles from Rio Haché. 1047
1868.
49 do Jan. 20 Extraordinary tax levied by the State of Panama for purposes connected with the civil war in Colombia. 1047
50 do Feb. 1 Message of the President of Colombia to the Colombian congress. 1050
52 do Feb. 15 Correspondence on the subject of the evidence and trials of the American citizens murdered at Carthagena. 1052
59 do Mar. 22 Correspondence concerning the indemnity to be given to the families of the American citizens murdered at Carthagena. 1057
36 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sullivan. Mar. 30 Concerning the island of Saint Andrews 1061
38 do Mar. 31 Extraordinary tax levied by the State of Panama for purposes connected with the civil war in Colombia 1061
39 do April 14 Request of the Spanish government that the good offices of the United States be used with the government of Colombia for the purpose of preventing the departure of the R. R. Cuyler from a Colombian port during the continuation of the war between Spain and the Spanish-American republics. 1061
43 do May 13 Concerning the murder of American citizens by the Colombian authorities at Carthagena. 1062
65 Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward. May 13 Same subject 1062
66 do May 13 Arrest of Thomas Walsh, a British subject, at Tobago, and final discharge by order of the American consul at Panama. 1069
70 do June 18 Consent of the Colombian government to detain the steamer R. R. Cuyler, or Rayo, in Colombian waters during the war between Spain and the Spanish-American republics. 1071
73 do June 18 Murder of American citizens at Carthagena by Colombian officials. 1072
47 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sullivan. June 30 Same subject 1074
83 Mr. Sullivan to Mr. Seward. Sept. 3 Concerning the island of Saint Andrews 1074
87 do Sept. 14 Earthquake in Ecuador 1075
94 do Oct. 10 The government of the State of Cundinamarca overthrown and its President imprisoned by order of the President of Colombia. 1075
62 Mr. Seward to Mr. Sullivan. Nov. 25 Murder of American citizens at Carthagena by Colombian officials. 1078
[Page XXX] COLOMBIAN LEGATION.
1867.
Señor Salgar to Mr. Seward. Jan. 5 Concerning the detention of the steamer R. R. Cuyler, or Rayo, at New York. 1078
Do Feb. 6 Same subject 1079
Mr. Seward to Señor Salgar. Feb. 13 Same subject 1080
Mr. Seward to Señor Murillo. Nov. 9 Case of the steamer R. R. Cuyler, or Rayo 1080
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