to Mr. Bayard.
Carácas, November 30, 1887. (Received December 13.)
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 136, in relation to the closing of the ports of Venezuela against Curaçao, and to state that I will avail myself of the first opportunity to make known to the Venezuelan Government, through Dr. Urbaneja, minister of exterior relations, your views on this subject, as expressed in your No. 126, and dated Washington, September 22, 1887, thus carrying out the instructions embraced in your No. 136.
I am, etc.,