Mr. Blaine to Mr. Lincoln.

No. 264.]

Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of a dispatch from our minister at Caracas concerning the Venezuelan boundary dispute. You will observe that the sketch map which accompanies Mr. Scruggs’s dispatch indicates an extreme boundary considerably to the westward of the line claimed in the colonial office list map for 1890 and the two preceding years.

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.
  1. For inclosure, see dispatch No. 100 from the United States minister to Venezuela, dated May 3, 1890.