Mr. Scruggs to Mr. Foster.
Caracas , September 28, 1892 . (Received October 6.)
Sir: Recurring to the subject of my No. 321, of the 29th ultimo, and of your instruction No. 281, of the 8th instant, I now inclose, in copy and translation, what purports to be a public disavowal by the Venezuelan Government of the act of Gen. Urdaneta in forcibly taking the six passengers from the American merchant steamer Caracas, while in the harbor of Puerto Cabello, on the 17th ultimo.
Urdaneta is still understood to be at Maracaibo, notwithstanding the report, current some days ago, that he had fled to Haiti, and it is now reported here that he will be in Caracas soon.
I have, etc.,