Señor Lazcano to Mr. Blaine .


Sir: I regret to inform you of the revolt of a division of the navy of the Republic of Chile in the port of Valparaiso on the 7th of this month.

My Government has declared the revolted squadron outlawed, and instructs me to inform you that it is not answerable for the acts of the rebels in regard to foreigners or citizens.

I renew to you my sentiments of high and distinguished consideration.

Prudencio Lazcano.