No. 205.
Mr. Smyth to Mr. Blaine.

No. 155.]

Sir: The German corvette Victoria, under Commander Valois, sailed from this port November 2, 1881, for the Cape de Verde Islands, where a portion of the German squadron is, for the purpose of having dispatches forwarded to Berlin.

After two interviews had by Commander Valois and the acting German consul with the secretary of state, a settlement of the indemnity due in consequence of the piratical depredations upon the German steamer Carlos was arrived at; the entire sum of $5,375 was paid by the Liberian Government.

With renewed sentiments, &c,