Mr. Gresham to Mr. Young.

No: 76.]

Sir: I inclose herewith for your information copy of a letter from the president of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, and copy of the Department’s reply thereto, in relation to the firing upon the steamer Costa Rica in the port of Amapala, Honduras, and the position of commanders of merchant vessels as regards demands for the surrender of criminals.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.