Mr. Blaine to Mr. Whitehouse.

No. 103.]

Sir: Referring to your telegram of yesterday, received at an early hour this morning, in which you state that a note received by you from the secretary of state for foreign affairs announces the punishment of the officers concerned in the outrage at Eagle Pass and invites the conference suggested by Mr. Ryan, in his note to Señor Mariscal of the 17th of August last, I have to request that you advise Señor Mariscal that Mr. Ryan will, immediately upon his return to his post from his present leave of absence, join him in conference upon the subject of proper reparation to the persons aggrieved by the acts complained of, at such time as may be found mutually convenient.

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.