No. 204.
Mr. Smyth to Mr. Blaine.

No. 153.]

Sir: The German corvette Victoria, from Eio de Janeiro, arrived here October 28, 1881. The object of the present visit is to demand payment of the promised indemnity in the matter of the German ship Carlos.

Application for payment having been made by the German consul some time ago, and disregarded, the information was given the foreign office, which is the cause of the presence of the Victoria. This information I have from Commander Von Valois.

I am, sir, &c.,