Mr. Blaine to Mr. Lincoln.

No. 267.]

Sir: Your dispatch No. 229 of the 5th instant, concerning your interview with Lord Salisbury with reference to the resumption of diplomatic relations between Great Britain and Venezuela, has been received.

The substance of your dispatch has been communicated to the Venezuelan minister at this capital and a copy thereof transmitted to our minister at Caracas for his information.

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.