Mr. Coxe to Mr. Sherman.

No. 105.]

Sir: I beg to report that the Central American Exposition, the official opening of which occurred on March 15, was thrown open to the public on last Sunday, the 9th instant. It was quite largely attended, the management reporting that 7,000 visitors passed the gates.

The buildings, grounds, and exhibits present quite an attractive appearance. The exhibits of our citizens, particularly of those of the Pacific slope, are by far the best shown.

I have, etc.,

Macgrane Coxe.