Mr. Loring to Mr. Blaine.

No. 7.]

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.

I have, etc.

Geo. B. Loring.
[Inclosure in No. 7.—Translation.]

Mr. Gomez to Mr. Loring.

Upon the subject of the note which Mr. Lewis did me the honor to address to me on February 28 last past, I have the satisfaction to communicate to your excellency that the fine imposed upon the captain of the American bark Carrie Heckle has been remitted, and there will be returned to Mr. Colcord, or to his representative, the sum of 40,000 reis—amount of that fine.

I avail, etc.,

Barros Gomez.