Mr. Lincoln to Mr. Foster.

No. 931.]

Sir: With reference to Mr. Foster’s dispatch No. 1053, of the 8th ultimo, regarding British pretensions with reference to the Mosquito Reservation in Nicaragua, I have the honor to acquaint you that on the 1st instant I called upon Lord Rosebery at the foreign office and communicated the above-mentioned dispatch to his lordship by reading it to him and, at his request, leaving a copy with him.

His lordship did not go into the subject further than to say that it would have his attention at once.

I have, etc.,

Robert T. Lincoln.