to Mr. Evarts.
Caracas, March 17, 1879. (Received April 8.)
Sir: I send herewith a copy of a decree by General Guzman Blanco, as the same appears in La Opinion Nacional of the 28th ultimo, together with a translation thereof. This decree calls a congress of plenipotentiaries to meet in the federal district on the 27th of April next, or the most contiguous day, to be composed of the presidents of the States, or of representative substitutes appointed by them; this congress to fix provisional institutions for the country, elect a provisional president, &c. This document, like that transmitted with my No. 104, should be read in full.
I have, &c.,