Mr. Snowden to Mr. Blaine.

No. 71.]

Sir: I have the honor to communicate to the Department that the minister of foreign affairs, Mr. Deligeorges, whilst dining at my house last evening took advantage of theofportunity to say that after a careful perusal of my last communication be was satisfied that I had clearly demonstrated the claim of Emmanuel C. Catechi to American citizenship, and that he had communicated his views to the minister of war, requesting that Catechi be released from the military service of Greece. I visited the war department this morning and had an interview with the prime minister, who is minister of war, and received assurances that he would give immediate attention to the subject and communicate the conclusion reached through the foreign office.

As soon as Catechi is released from military service I shall hasten to notify the Department.

I have, etc.,

A. Loudon Snowden.