No. 296.
Mr. Foster to Mr. Fish.

No. 14.]

Sir: The election for deputies to the seventh Mexican Congress, which convenes in September next, was held on the 13th instant. In the nation generally it was peaceable and more free from disorders than in past years. The charges of improper interference of the administration, of the army, or of officials have been less numerous or serious than has been customary. The supporters of President Lerdo will have a large majority in the new Congress, and it is expected that he will be able to secure legislative approval to such measures as he may propose.

On the 14th instant the insurrectionary leader, Lozada, who has long disturbed the peace and resisted the federal authority in the state of Jalisco, was taken prisoner and his adherents captured or dispersed. With the exception of some local disturbances in the State of Yucatan, the country is quiet and the national authority respected.

I am. &c.,