Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Hall.
Washington, September 20, 1882.
Sir: Your dispatch No. 9, of the 29th August last, has been received. It transmits a copy and translation of a communication from his excellency Señor Antonio Bátres, the minister of foreign relations of Guatemala, expressing the thanks of the government and people of Guatemala for the attention shown to President Barrios during his recent sojourn in the United States.
In reply I beg that you will assure his excellency the minister for foreign relations that it was a source of much gratification to the President to be able to manifest, by means of the welcome and courtesies extended by this government to President Barrios, the warm sympathy and friendship entertained by the United States for its sister republic of Guatemala.
I am, &c.,