No. 745.
Mr. Bliss to Mr. Fish.

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.

Yours, &c.,


P. S.—Your second dispatch just received.