No. 269.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Maury.

No. 44.]

Sir: Referring to the views of the Department, as expressed in its instruction No. 12, of the 25th February last, touching the considerations which should operate to prevent the dependence of this and other governments upon the mere courtesy of a private telegraph company on the isthmus for the transmission of messages, I inclose* a copy of a further complaint against the Panama Railroad Company for its refusal to receive messages for transmission across the isthmus.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.
  1. Inclosure not printed herewith.