Mr. Morton to Mr. Blaine.
Paris, September 17, 1881. (Received October 6.)
Sir: With reference to your dispatch No. 402, of date July 23, relative to the claims of the French Government against Venezuela, and to my dispatch No. 15, of date August 23, by which I informed the Department that in accordance with your instruction I had left a copy of your communication with Mr. B. Saint Hilaire, I have now the honor to send herewith a copy of the reply of the French minister to this communication, together with a translation of the same.
I have, &c.,