Mr. Olney to Mr. Strobel.

No. 87.]

Sir: I have received your No. 75, of April 6 last, reporting that several American citizens having applied to your legation to intervene in order that their children, born in Chile, might be exempted from service in the national guard of that Republic, you had declined to do so, because, while by our law they were American citizens, they were by the Chilean constitution also citizens of that Republic and continued to reside therein.

Your action is approved.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.