No. 504.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Romero

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your notes of the 26th ultimo and 5th instant, relative to the case of Don Fernando [Page 875] Ortiz, whose ranch is situated in disputed territory, and to say that copies of your two notes have been communicated to the governor of Arizona Territory, the Hon. C. Meyer Zulick, at Prescott, for his information. It has also been suggested to Governor Zulick that all proceedings arising out of the controversy in this case be suspended, pending a final and satisfactory relocation of the boundary line between the United States and Mexico, pursuant to the treaty of July 29, 1882.

Accept, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.