Mr. Ryan to Mr. Blaine.
Mexico, June 10, 1889. (Received June 18.)
Sir: Nothing further having reached this legation concerning the case of Leon McLeod Baldwin, cruelly murdered in Durango in August, 1887, since Mr. Whitehouse, acting under instructions of the Department, [Page 563] on December 17 last, again called Mr. Mariscal’s attention to the matter, I have deemed it my duty to renew the solicitations for a humane and equitable adjustment of the case.
Mr. Whitehouse in his dispatch, No. 218, of December 17, 1888, stated that Mr. Mariscal asserted that he was not yet in possession of sufficient evidence to form a definite opinion.
It would certainly appear that since that time, nearly six months ago, Mr. Mariscal had had ample time and opportunities to convince himself in the matter.
I am, etc.,