No. 111.
Mr. Blaine to Mr. Walker Blaine.

Sir: On your arrival at Santiago you will take possession of the papers and property of the legation of the United States, and in addition to the duties already confided to you, you will act as chargé d’affaires until the arrival of a newly-appointed minister, or until you shall be relieved by orders from this Department.

I am, sir, &c.,