Mr. Rublee to Mr. Fish.
Berne, February 20, 1873. (Received March 15.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith a translation of the material part of an article on the Mermillod affair, which appeared in the Bund of this city on the 18th instant. The Bund is regarded as the semi-official organ of the government, and in defending the expulsion of M. Mermillod, and explaining the motives upon which that measure was based, it doubtless utters the views of the Federal Council. As such a semi-official exposition you may find its article of some interest.
I have, &c.,