No. 460.
Mr. Blaine to Mr. Morgan.

No. 152.]

Sir: I transmit herewith a copy of a letter from the Secretary of War, of the 7th instant, relative to the death of General Servando Canales, [Page 773]of the army of Mexico, accompanied by a telegram addressed to the commanding officer at Fort Brown, Texas, directing that appropriate arrangements be made for assisting at the funeral ceremonies of General Canales, and expressing profound sentiments of regret at the decease of so distinguished a soldier.

You will suitably bring these facts to the knowledge of the proper authorities of the Mexican Government for their information.

I am, &c.,

JAMES G. BLAINE.
[Inclosure in No. 152.]

Mr. Lincoln to Mr. Blaine.

Sir: I have the honor to transmit herewith for your information, an official copy of a telegram, dated Headquarters Department of Texas, San Antonio, Texas, June 29, 1881, addressed to the commanding officer at Fort Brown, Texas, directing that appropriate arrangements be made for assisting at the funeral ceremonies of General Servando Canales, army of Mexico, and expressing profound sentiments of regret at the decease of so distinguished a soldier.

Very respectfully, &c.,

ROBERT LINCOLN,
Secretary of War.
[Appendix to inclosure in No. 152.—Telegram.]

Adjutant-General Vincent to Commanding Officer at Fort Brown.

Referring to your telegram reporting the death yesterday, at 5 o’clock p.m., of General Servando Canales, commanding a division of the army of Mexico, the major-general by brevet, commanding the department, desires you to convey to the proper military representative his profound sentiments of regret at the decease of so distinguished a soldier, one conspicuous in contributing to the present state of quiet and good feeling along the boundary of the two republics.

The general directs that you arrange appropriately for assisting at the funeral ceremonies, and on the day thereof that the national flag be placed at half-staff, and a salute of honor, thirteen guns, fired at the moment a given signal shall have indicated the consignment of the body to its resting place.

Please communicate to these headquarters the date of the funeral, to the end that, as an additional mark of honor and respect, the national flag may, on that day, be ordered at half-staff at all the posts within this command.

THOMAS M. VINCENT,
Adjutant-General.