No. 96.
Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Scruggs.

No. 31.]

Sir: Your No. 33 of the 2d ultimo, reporting late correspondence with the secretary for foreign affairs, touching the deposit of ships’ papers with the consul of the nation has been received.

The Department is pleased to see that a question so long under discussion, and in which the justice as well as the convenience of our contention [Page 227] is so evident, is apparently near its close, and will be still more gratified to learn that your last note to his excellency has resulted in completely removing the discordance existing at Panama and Colon, between the federal and the local requirements.

I am, &c.,