Mr. Scruggs to Mr. Blaine.
Caracas , December 21, 1889. (Received December 30.)
Sir: I have just received from the Venezuelan minister for foreign affairs the note and copy of protest which I inclose, from which you will see that the British colonial government of Demerara has taken formal possession of the principal mouth of the Orinoco River and declared the town of Barima a British colonial port.
I have, etc.,