Mr. Whitehouse to Mr. Blaine.


Mr. Whitehouse informs the Secretary of State that he has received from the Mexican minister of foreign affairs a reply to Mr. Ryan’s note of August 17, 1889, relative to the claim of Shadrack White against Mexico arising out of the acts of certain Mexican soldiers at Eagle Pass, Tex.; and that Señor Mariscal states that the officers concerned in the affair have been punished and that he is ready to confer with Mr. White-house in regard to the indemnity to be offered to Mr. White.

Mr. Whitehouse requests instructions upon the subject.