No. 465.
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Blaine.

No. 245.]

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.,

P. H. MORGAN.
[Inclosure 1 in No. 245.]

Mr. Morgan to Señor Mariscal.

Sir: I am instructed to bring to the knowledge of the Mexican Government the proceedings had by the commanding officer of the United States troops at Fort Brown on the occasion of the much regretted death of General Servando Canales.

In conformity with said instructions I now inclose to your excellency copy of a letter addressed to the Secretary of State by the Secretary of War, as also a copy of a telegram addressed to the commanding officer of Fort Brown.

I renew, &c.,

P. H. MORGAN.
[Inclosure 2 in No. 245.—Translation.]

Señor Mariscal to Mr. Morgan.

Mr. Minister: I have received your excellency’s note of the 27th instant, in which, complying with the instructions of your government, you inclosed a copy of a letter addressed to the Secretary of State by the Secretary of War, and a telegram addressed by the adjutant-general of the Department of Texas to the commanding officer at Fort Brown relating to the death of General Servando Canales.

In reply I have to say to your excellency that the President has read with great interest the aforesaid document, and sincerely acknowledges the demonstration made in honor of the deceased General Canales by the military commandant at Fort Brown.

I renew, &c.,

IGNACIO MARISCAL.