to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Caracas, May 6, 1884. (Received May 19.)
Sir: Referring to my No. 839 of date February 6 last, and to your dispatch numbered 276, of date February 29 last, both relative to the case of Mr. John E. Wheelock, I write to say in reply to your dispatch numbered 286, of date 8th ultimo, relative to the same case, that I have, as promptly as practicable, executed the instruction contained in the last-mentioned dispatch, wherein I am informed that it is found to be inexpedient and impracticable to accept the contention of the Venezuelan Government in that case, and wherein I am accordingly directed to renew the demand heretofore made in Mr. Wheelock’s behalf, and to press it with all consistent dispatch to a speedy and equitable conclusion.
I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of the note which I have this day addressed to Señor Amengual in the premises. Though not long, it is intended to be a complete, accurate, and properly phrased execution of your instruction.
I am, &c.,