Mr. Delaplaine to Mr. Fish.
Vienna, March 1, 1877. (Received March 19.)
Sir: Referring to my Nos. 39 and 40, I beg to advise my receipt this morning of a note from his excellency Count Andrássy, wherein I am informed that His Imperial and Royal Majesty has graciously been pleased to consent that his ambassador in London should undertake the duty of selecting a gentleman to act as third commissioner under the twenty-third article of the treaty of Washington of 8th May, 1871, and that Count Beust has been accordingly instructed by his excellency the imperial-royal minister for foreign affairs.
His Imperial and Royal Majesty’s ambassador has been further instructed, after having made the selection, to communicate forthwith the same to the foreign office in London, and to the representative of the United States at that court.
I herewith append a copy of my note to Count Andrássy, and his excellency’s reply, together with translation.
I have, &c.,