No. 46.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Seay.

No. 23.]

Sir: I have received your No. 76, of the 6th ultimo, touching the probable residence of the Bolivian Executive and cabinet at Sucre for a futher indefinite period.

The information before the Department is insufficient to permit of definite instructions concerning the permanent seat of the legation, but inasmuch as the utility of diplomatic intercourse depends about as much on the facilities the envoy has for communicating with his own Government as upon his presence at the actual seat of the Government to which he is accredited, it is probable that you will find it inexpedient to remove from La Paz, unless the permanency of some other seat of Government should be reasonably certain,

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.