No. 1117.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Scott.

No. 136.]

Sir: I have received your No. 194, of the 17th ultimo, by which it appears that the difficulty between Venezuela and Curaçao has been adjusted and that the ports of Venezuela will not be closed against Curaçao, thus removing the ground of complaint considered in the instruction sent you on September 22 last. Nevertheless, the principles involved being no less important, you will please take occasion some time in conversation to refer to the subject, stating the views of your Government in the premises, and saying further that the formal protest which you had been instructed to make was not communicated in writing only because the anticipated action of the Venezuelan Government had not been carried out, though, should occasion arise, the rights contended for would be insisted on.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.