to Mr. Evarts.
Mexico , April 3, 1879. (Received April 22.)
Sir: I have heretofore reported the rejection by the English bondholders of the provisional agreement made by the resident agent of the latter with the Mexican Government, for the recognition and funding of the Mexican foreign debt, which was the subject of my dispatch No. 855, of December 16 last.
I now inclose the letter of the secretary of the council of foreign bondholders of London, addressed to the Mexican minister of finance, as published in the Diario Oficial of yesterday, in which he states that the holders of the bonds “lose no time in refusing in the most emphatic manner to confirm or recognize that instrument” (the agreement).
I am, &c.,