to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Caracas , June 1, 1884. (Received June 10.)
Sir: Referring to my No. 918, of date 6th ultimo, relative to the case of Mr. John E. Wheelock, I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy of a note, of date 31st ultimo, which I addressed to Senor Amengual, [Page 593] relative to the same matter, and also relative to the general position of this Government in regard to remanding to the high federal court claims presented by the Government of the United States against the Government of Venezuela;. The latter part was written in view of what you say relative to the matter in your dispatch numbered 286, of date 8th of April last, taken in connection with your note to Mr. Soteldo, of date 4th of April last, a copy of which was sent as an inclosure with your said dispatch, and also in connection with your dispatch numbered 296, of date 8th ultimo. * * *
I believe you will find the substance of the matter condensed and clearly expressed in the concluding part of my note to Señor Amengual.
As this matter is of very high legal and practical importance, I draw your special attention to this note.
I am, &c.,