No. 305.
Mr. Morgan to Mr. Bayard.

No. 207.]

Sir: Referring to my No. 201, of 14th instant, I have the honor to enclose herewith copy and translation of a note from Mr. Mariscal, in the matter of the killing of Captain Crawford while in camp near the Haros River, Sonora, Mexico, by Mexican soldiers, in which he says he was about to reply to Mr. Jackson’s dispatch of 15th February last, when he received my communication of 13th instant, which made further inquiries necessary, and that as soon as this data is received the full report will be transmitted to me.

I am, sir, &c.,

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[Enclosure in No. 207.—Translation.

Mr. Mariscal to Mr. Morgan.

Mr. Chargé d’Affaires: I have the honor of acknowledging receipt of your note of 13th instant, with which you were pleased to send me a new report from Lieutenant Maus relative to the unfortunate occurrence of Teopar.

I was on the point of transmitting to you during these days a note explaining the result obtained from the inquiries which were ordered to be made by this Government regarding the antecedents and circumstances connected with the said occurrence; but as this new report from Lieutenant Maus refers to incidents to which less importance had been given before, the President has deemed it opportune to have those inquiries amplified as soon as possible, to which end the necessary orders have been issued.

As soon as this amplified report is received I shall have the satisfaction of transmitting to you all the original information upon the case; that which is already in the hands of this department as well as whatever may be subsequently received, making thereupon such comments as, in my opinion, may be just and adequate regarding the sad event which it is sought to investigate.

I reiterate to you, &c.,