Mr. Vignaud to Mr. Olney.
Paris, February 1, 1897. (Received Feb. 15.)
Sir: After receiving your No. 795, of December 10, concerning the judicial functions of our consul at Tamatave, which were to cease on October 16, 1896, I inquired of the minister of foreign affairs whether [Page 154]any provision had been made for the disposition of the cases pending before our consul which he may have been unable to adjudicate finally before the date mentioned.
I am this morning in receipt of a note from Mr. Hanotaux, saying that my inquiry had been transmitted to the minister of the colonies, whose reply would be communicated to this embassy as soon as received.
I have, etc.,