Mr. Ransom to Mr. Olney.
Mexico, September 21, 1895. (Received Sept. 27.)
Sir: I have the honor to transmit the inclosed copies of a letter from Secretary Mariscal, requesting me to act as arbitrator in the designated convention between Mexico and Guatemala. Copies of a similar, letter from the Guatemalan minister, Mr. Emilio de Leon, have already been sent to your Department.
I have not felt at liberty to accept this trust without your approbation. I see no chance for any unpleasant complication in anyway with our Government. I should like an answer by telegraph.
I have, etc.,