Mr. Olney to Mr. Taylor.

No. 584.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 558 of the 8th ultimo, inclosing copy of the note of the Spanish minister of state, dated August 21 last, in the Delgado case.

Further instructions in this case are necessarily deferred until the return of the Spanish minister to this capital, when I expect to have a conference with him in regard to it.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.

Note.—By letter to the Department of State, dated October 31, 1896, from Mr. José Manuel Delgado and his counsel, Mr. J. I. Rodriguez, the United States was requested to desist from the further prosecution of his claim for personal injuries received at the hands of Spanish soldiers on the plantation “Dolores.”