No. 206.
Mr. Fish to Mr. Foster.

No. 268.]

Sir: I transmit a communication of yesterday addressed to this Department by the Secretary of the Interior, recommending that certain remnants of the Kickapoo and Lipan tribes of Indians, who cannot be induced to return to the United States, be removed to the interior of Mexico, which would make their incursions into Texas more difficult. Mr. Chandler accordingly suggests that the Mexican government issue such orders to their local authorities as may be necessary to enable Mr. Edgar, the special commissioner on the part of this Government, to make the removal referred to.

You will consequently bring the subject to the attention of the Mexican minister for foreign affairs, and will express a hope that the instructions desired may be given accordingly.

I am, &c., &c.,