Mr. Wharton to Señor Lazcano .

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 4th instant, in which you inform me that you may leave Washington at any moment, and that Señor Don Jorge Asta-Buruaga will remain in charge of your legation as chargé d’affaires ad interim.

In reply, I desire to state that this Department will take pleasure in corresponding with Mr. Asta-Buruaga upon such questions affecting the United States and Chile as may arise while he is in temporary charge of the Chilean legation at this capital.

I shall be glad to transmit to the President, in compliance with your desire, the expression of your high appreciation of the favorable treatment which you have received at his hands.

Accept, etc.,

William F. Wharton,
Acting Secretary.