to Mr. Evarts.
Mexico , April 12, 1879. (Received April 29.)
Sir: In my No. 773, of September 3, 1878, I reported the progress had in the adjustment of the question of the firing upon the consul’s flag by Mexican troops in the port of Acapulco, in May, 1877. At that time the trial of the officer in command of the fort had been ordered for a failure to investigate the outrage at the time of its occurrence.
I now have to report that, in a note of which a copy is herewith inclosed, the minister of foreign affairs informs me that the said officer has been tried by a military court in this city, and has been condemned to the loss of his commission in the army.
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I am, &c.,