to Mr. Evarts.
Mexico, December 25, 1880. (Received January 13, 1881.)
Sir: Complying with your instructions contained in dispatch No. 80, I addressed a note to the secretary for foreign relations on the 23d instant, a copy of which I inclose.
I now transmit translation of note this day received by me from Mr. Mariscal, from which you will perceive that Felipe Burnato, Santos Hernandez, Miguel Guerrero, and Manuel Guerrero, mentioned in your dispatch No. 71, were dismissed from the Mexican army in July of this year, and that Guadalupe George (not George Cino, as the name was transmitted in your No. 71) deserted therefrom in October last.[Page 754]
I reserve pressing the question of compensation for their illegal impressment and detention until I shall receive further instructions from you.
I am, sir,