to Mr. Bayard.
Mexico , April 14, 1886. (Received April 22.)
Sir: Referring to my No. 184 of 31 ultimo, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt, at 10.30 p.m. on 12th instant, of your telegram, and to say that yesterday, in obedience to your instructions, I addressed a note to Mr. Mariscal (see inclosure), which is practically a copy of your No. 148, accompanying a copy of Lieutenant Maus’s report and papers connected therewith. * * *
While the tenor of my note to Mr. Mariscal is energetic, I feel assured that it will meet with your approval, (1) as the delay of the Mexican Government in replying to Mr. Jackson’s note of 15th February, last, upon this subject, would seem to be unduly protracted; (2) as President Diaz’s reference to this regretable incident, in his message to Congress on the 1st instant, excused the Mexican troops upon the express ground that such Indian forces as our scouts were not included in the convention for the reciprocal crossing of the frontier by the regular troops of both Governments when in close pursuit of hostile Indians, and (3) as it is expressed in your own language.
I am, sir, &c.,