Mr. Gana to Mr. Sherman.


Sir: In fulfillment of instructions just transmitted to me by my Government by telegraph, I have the honor to inform your excellency that by agreement of the Governments of Chile and France Mr. Charles [Edward] H. Strobel has been in his private capacity selected as umpire to arbitrate an old claim existing against Chile. To discharge the duty confided to Mr. Strobel will occupy three months. Mr. Strobel being still the diplomatic representative of the United States in Chile, [Page 51] my Government requests me to submit this agreement to the knowledge of the Government of your excellency, as I now have the honor to do.

I avail myself, etc.,

Domingo Gana