Mr. Vignaud to Mr. Olney.
Paris, February 18, 1897. (Received March 1.)
Sir: Referring to my No. 626 of February 1, concerning the cases pending on October 16, 1896, before the American consular court in Madagascar, I have to report that I am in receipt of a note from Mr. Hanotaux stating in reply to an inquiry from this embassy that the instructions of the minister of colonies to the French resident-general are to the effect that all facilities should be given to the consuls for settling the cases brought before their courts before the above-mentioned date of October 16, 1896.
I inclose herewith a copy and a translation of Mr. Hanotaux’s note.
I have, etc.,