Señor Lazcano to Mr. Wharton.


Sir: I have the honor to communicate to the Department of State that, expecting to leave Washington and perhaps the United States at any moment, Señor Jorge Asta-Buruaga will have charge of the legation during my absence, until the present de facto government of Chile shall be organized and obtain from the United States Government the recognition of a diplomatic agent.

Before leaving, allow me to beg your excellency to express to the President of the United States my gratitude for the favorable reception which I have met with during my residence in the country, both officially and socially.

I renew with pleasure, Mr. Secretary, etc.,

Prudencio Lazcano.