Señor Navarro to Mr. Evarts.
New York, November 15, 1880. (Received November 17.)
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor herewith to inclose a copy of a note addressed by the governor of the State of Chihuahua to the department [Page 818]of foreign relations of Mexico, with which note was inclosed a petition from the attorney of the colonists of Ascension, in which it is stated that the inhabitants of that settlement continue to suffer from the depredations committed by the band of American thieves under the leadership of the notorious outlaw Robert E. Martin.
These documents, together with those which I transmitted as inclosures to my note of the 18th of October last, will serve to enable the Department of State to adopt such measures as it may think proper for the apprehension and punishment of that band, which has become a terror to the inhabitants of those districts.
I have, &c.,