Mr. Gresham to Mr. McKenzie.

No. 9.]

Sir: I have received Mr. Hicks, No. 512, of the 17th ultimo, reporting the final settlement of the claim of Enrique Meier, our acting consular agent at Mollendo, by the payment to him for the claimant of 2,000 sols from the Peruvian Government, and am gratified to learn that the settlement was reached in this straightforward and friendly way.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.