No. 461.
Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Baker.

No. 312.]

Sir: Your No. 941, of the 1st instant, relative to the claim of Mr. John E. Wheelock, has been received.

Your declaration to the minister for foreign affairs in regard to Mr. Wheelock’s case was perhaps timely, and does at Caracas what my note to Mr. Soteldo, the Venezuelan minister at this capital, does here, namely, requires a final disposition of the case. You will not, however, address any more arguments to the Venezuelan Government regarding the subject unless instructed by the Department to do so.

I am, &c.,