Mr. Blaine to Mr. de Claparède.

Sir: Acknowledging the receipt of your note of the 17th instant, concerning the action of the authorities of this country in sending certain Swiss immigrants back to Europe, I have the honor to inform you that inquiries have been made in the proper quarters in relation to the matter and that the replies will be duly communicated to your legation when received.

Accept, etc.,

James G. Blaine.