Mr. Bliss to Mr. Fish.
November 24, 1873. (Received November 25.)
Sir: I beg to acknowledge the receipt this morning of your favor of yesterday, transmitting a copy of notice given by the minister plenipotentiary of Spain that certain witnesses are to be examined to-morrow before Commissioner Gutman as to the history and ownership of the Virginius. I have also received your dispatch of this date directing me to appear and cross-examine the witnesses.
I will attend to the matter in person and advise you of the result. I have obtained, in accordance with your suggestion, all the information which the collector of the port is able to furnish.
P. S.—Your second dispatch just received.