Mr. Pitkin to Mr. Blaine.
Buenos Ayres, November 20, 1889. (Received December 31.)
Sir: Referring to Minister Hanna’s No. 235, May 20, 1889, reciting certain embarrassments to citizens of the United States contemplating marriage here and inclosing translation of the civil marriage law of this country of November 12, 1888, I have the honor to invite your attention to a new enactment herewith inclosed on the subject-matter, involving certain repeals and amendments whereby it will be seen that a certificate [Page 19] of birth or baptism, and in case of previous marriage a certificate of death, are no longer required and that a certificate of civil status is likewise dispensed with.
I am, etc.,