to Mr. Evarts.
Mexico, November 13, 1880. (Received November 27.)
Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 125, and its inclosure, I now inclose translation of note addressed to me by Mr. Fernandez, from which you will observe that the Mexican Government declares that if there be any citizens of the United States who have been illegally and forcibly impressed into the Mexican Army the courts of Mexico are open to them, and that it is to those tribunals they must apply to obtain their discharge.
I also inclose copy of the reply which I made to Mr. Fernandez’s note on the 5th November, in which I endeavored to show him that the course which his government seemed disposed to adopt was not only violatory of the comity of nations, but a positive violation of the treaty stipulations between the two countries. To this note I have received no reply.
I am, &c.,