Mr. Blaine to Mr. Egan.

No. 86.]

Sir: I desire to apprise you, in connection with previous correspondence, of the receipt of a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, of the 19th instant, saying the United States steamship Pensacola arrived at Valparaiso, in obedience to the orders of that Department, on the 28th of February, and that the United States steamship Baltimore was about to depart from Montevideo for the same destination. It is also proposed to dispatch the United States steamship San Francisco from San Francisco as soon as instructions can be sent to her.

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.