Mr. Lincoln to Mr. Blaine.
London, May 5, 1890. (Received 3:45 p.m.)
Mr. Lincoln states that he has presented the Venezuelan question to Lord Salisbury orally as preliminary to a note upon which His Lordship desired to confer with the colonial office. Lord Salisbury suggested that the termination of diplomatic relations was due to the action of Venezuela, and, regarding settlement of the matter, he intimated a doubt of the stability of that Government.