Mr. Loring to Mr. Blaine.
Lisbon, August 9, 1889. (Received August 24.)
Sir: Referring to Mr. Lewis’ dispatch 163, dated 28th February last, referring to the involuntary infraction by Captain Colcord, of the American bark Carrie Heckle, of a port regulation at Lourenco Marques, and for which he was fined £15 by the custom-house authorities at that port, I have now the honor to inclose copy and translation of note received from the minister of foreign affairs, dated 7th August, instant, stating that the fine exacted from Captain Colcord will be returned to him or his representative.
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