Mr. Gresham to Mr. Durham.

No. 114.]

Sir: I have received your No. 184, of the 25th ultimo, asking further instructions in the case of Frederick Mevs against the Government of Haiti.

This case comes to me as one settled by a friendly and honorable agreement. Any appearance now of a disposition on the part of Haiti to evade the obligation so assumed could not fail to have a prejudicial effect.

You will endeavor to remove from the mind of the minister for foreign affairs any misconception in this regard.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.