No. 740.
SeƱor Camacho to Mr. Blaine.

[Translation.]

Sir: I last had the honor of a personal interview with your excellency when you kindly communicated to me the reply which the minister of the United States at Paris transmitted by cable to your instructions in regard to tendering the French Government the good offices of your government in the existing differences relative to the Venezuelan diplomatic debt, and I have not been favored with further information on the subject.

Your excellency has said also to me that in the absence of the reply of the French Government it would be inexpedient to press the matter of the convention for monthly payments. As these questions are of the most vital importance to my government, I hope that you will pardon me for addressing myself again to your excellency to request if you have had any information in relation to this matter that I may forward the same to my government.

I avail, &c.

SIMON CAMACHO.