No. 447.
Mr. Manning to Mr. Bayard.


An earnest request is made by Mr. Mariscal that the Government of the United States will not insist upon its demand that Gutierrez should be delivered up. The President joins in Mr. Mariscal’s request. It is declared by them that the military law of Mexico will inflict a more severe punishment upon him than would be inflicted by the American law. They further say that they have not the slightest desire to abstain from a full and friendly compliance with the duties prescribed by the law of nations, but that they will fulfill them perfectly.