No. 458.
Mr. Evarts to Mr. Lowell.

No. 57.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 63, of the 1st instant, together with a copy of a note of the 16th ultimo of His Majesty’s minister of foreign affairs, announcing that the Spanish Government is willing to pay, on account of damages done in the cases of the American vessels the Ellen Rizpah and Rising Sun by Spanish guarda costas, the sum of $10,000.

I have to reply that the parties interested have been consulted, and in recognition of the prompt attention given to their claims, and in the expectation of a prompt remittance in satisfaction of the sum which they may expect, the Government of the United States will accept the amount which has been offered.

I am, &c.,

WM. M. EVARTS.