No. 89.
Mr. Wing to Mr. Fish.

No. 264.]

Sir: The increase of German enterprise upon this coast is marked.

No German steam line-as yet exists, but I am credibly informed that of late more than one-half of the carrying vessels that have entered the ports of this republic fly the German flag.

The increasing value of the commerce and internal traffic of Ecuador has been set forth in a number of my preceding dispatches.

A scheme is likewise on foot for the introduction of one or more German colonies at an early day.

* * * * * * *

I am, &c,