Mr. Uhl to Mr. Ewing .

No. 146.]

Sir: I have received your No. 128 of the 14th ultimo in relation to the proposed renewal of the diplomatic relations of Belgium with Venezuela. It appears therefrom that the Belgian Government, having experienced on the part of Venezuela the same treatment as France, wished to consult with that Republic as to its action in the matter.

In a dispatch dated June 6, 1895, Mr. Eustis reports an interview had by him with Mr. Hanotaux in reference to the Venezuelan affair.

I have instructed Mr. Eustis, expressing the sincere hope here felt, that by his discreet and judicious representations he may contribute to a better understanding of this question and bring about a convenient resumption of the interrupted relations. It is trusted that you will lend your kindly efforts in the same direction in order that the awaited exchange of views between Belgium and France may tend to a satisfactory conclusion of this question.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary