Mr. Blaine to SeƱor Lazcano .

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 16th instant, in which you state that on the 6th of the same month a naval division of the Republic of Chile revolted in the harbor of Valparaiso; that your Government has outlawed the revolting squadron and directs you to inform me that it is not responsible for the acts of the rebels in respect to foreigners or citizens.

In making this acknowledgment, it is proper that this Government should reserve the right to consider upon the facts and the law any case that may arise involving the declaration which you communicate.

Accept, etc.,

James G. Blaine.