No. 439.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Manning.


Your No. 84 has just reached this Department. The purport of my telegram of March 7 last has not been understood.

Whether the persons rescued are or are not Mexicans, nothing can satisfy the Government of the United States except the delivery to its authorities of the prisoners who were forcibly taken from the Arizona officials.

The alternative offered in my telegram before mentioned only concerned the Mexicans Who effected the rescue.