Mr. Gresham to Mr. Baiter.

No. 6.]

Sir: I have received Mr. Shannon’s No. 320, of March 31 last, in further reference to the application of Dr. Alberto Lacayo for a United States passport.

The nature of the oath taken by Dr. Lacayo, when accepting the office of alcalde of Granada, appears to be conclusive against the issuance of a passport.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.