to Mr. Blaine.
Mexico, August 4, 1881. (Received August 19.)
Sir: On the 27th of July I addressed a note to Señor Mariscal and inclosed to him copy of the letter addressed to you by the honorable [Page 782]the Secretary of War, as also a copy of a telegram addressed to the commanding officer at Port Brown, relating the proceedings had by that officer on the occasion of the death of General Servando Canales. All in obedience to the instructions contained in your dispatch No. 152, July 11, 1881.
A copy of my note I inclose. I also inclose translation of Señor Mariscal’s reply, in which he expresses the satisfaction with which the President has learned of the said proceedings.
I am, &c.,