Mr. Manning to Mr. Bayard.
Mexico, December 15, 1886. (Received December 23.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith copy and translation of the answer of Mr. Mariscal to my note of the 6th instant, transmitting to him the complaint of Messrs. F. Alexandre & Sons concerning the rebate of 2 per cent. of duties granted by the Government of Mexico in favor of goods imported by the ships of the Spanish Transatlantic Mail Steamship Company. You will see that Mr. Mariscal says that a like franchise might have been obtained by any other company of any other nationality under like circumstances.
I respectfully await your further instructions upon this matter,
I am, etc.,