to Mr. Morgan.
Washington, August 5, 1881.
Sir: Adverting to my instruction of the 27th ultimo, concerning the expected movement of the Mexican Government toward the extension of the limits of the “zona libre” so as to include the town of El Paso, Mexico, I have now to forward herewith, for your information, and as throwing additional light upon this important subject, a copy of a letter from his excellency the governor of Texas, of the 26th ultimo, and of one inclosed therewith from Captain Caldwell, of the Texas frontier police force, in relation to the matter.[Page 783]
The petition referred to in the letter of Governor Roberts is omitted for the reason that it is identical with the one which accompanied my instruction mentioned.
I am, sir, &c.,