Mr. Romero to Mr. Bayard.
Washington, D. C., July 17, 1887. (Received July 18.)
My Dear Mr. Bayard: Referring to our interview of last Friday concerning the message sent to you by Mr. Hall, I have the pleasure to inform you that I have just received a cablegram from Señor Mariscal, dated at Mexico City yesterday, in reply to the one I sent him on the 15th instant, in compliance with your request, and he desires me to tell you that the Mexican troops ordered to the ‘Guatemalan frontier were not sent there to provoke a collision, but simply to protect Mexican interests.
I am, etc.,