No. 106.
Mr. Porter to Mr. Beach.

No. 34.]

Sir: Your dispatch No. 34 of the 11th ultimo, relating to the Santos case, is received. It states that “the whole question of Mr. Santos’s citizenship has been referred to Washington to be decided between the Department of State and Minister Antonio Flores.” Mr. Flores is not in Washington, having left the city in July last, nor has the Department received any intimation of his whereabouts or movements. And you have already been informed by instruction No. 30 of the 1st instant that this Government holds that the question of Mr. Santos’s citizenship is not now debatable.

I am, &c.,

Assistant Secretary.