Mr. Sherman to Mr. Romero.

No. 227.]

Sir: In connection with the Department’s note of the 5th instant in reply to yours of the 1st, stating that certain Indians of the Fort Yuma Reservation in California have crossed over into Mexican territory and have established themselves on the ranch of Mr. Guillermo Andrade, I have the honor to inform you that the Department is now in receipt of a letter from the Secretary of the Interior, of the 6th instant, stating that the matter has been referred to the Commissioner of Indian Affairs for immediate consideration and report.

Upon the receipt of a statement of the result of the investigation I shall take pleasure in duly advising you thereof.

Accept, Mr. Minister, etc.

John Sherman.