to Mr. Evarts.
Mexico, December 6, 1880. (Received February 2, 1881.)
Sir: I inclose original and translation of a note received by me from Señor Mariscal, minister for foreign affairs, together with the document which accompanied it, from which you will observe that the governor of Chihuahua reports to the Federal authorities here that one Robert E. Martin, at the head of a band of robbers, is in the habit of crossing into Mexico from the United States, and robbing and otherwise disturbing Mexican citizens. When pursued by Mexican troops, he recrosses the Rio Grande and thus makes his escape.
Señor Mariscal requests that I may communicate to my government the desire of the Mexican Government to enter into an agreement by which when a pursuit which may hereafter be made by Mexican troops of Martin and his band is forced to cease by reason of their passage of the Rio Grande, it may be taken up by United States troops until they shall have been captured and punished.
I am, &c.,