Mr. Manning to Mr. Bayard.
Mexico , March 21, 1887. (Received March 30.)
Sir: Referring to your telegram of the 17th instant, touching the troubles at Nogales, which reached me while I was at Puebla for a few days, I have to-day addressed Mr. Mariscal the inclosed communication, informing him that the United States Government could not be satisfied with anything less than the return to its jurisdiction of the prisoners who had been rescued from the custody of the American authorities at Nogales, whether such prisoners were Mexicans or Americans. I have informed Mr. Mariscal that no other settlement had been originally entertained or proposed by yourself, either to Señor Romero at Washington or in your telegram to me, and that the misconception arose from the fact that there was an option suggested, but it applied alone to the Mexican rescuers, and that these might either be punished by the Mexican Government or delivered to the American authorities.
I am, etc.,