Mr. Rives to Messrs. Shipman, Barlow, Larocque and Choate.

Gentlemen: In response to your letter, of the 7th instant, in relation to the claim of Antonio Mora against the Government of Spain, I have to say that the Department has not made to nor accepted from the Spanish Government any proposition to offset that claim against similar claims of Spanish subjects against the United States.

I am, etc.,

G. L. Rives,
Assistant Secretary.