Mr. Cambon to Mr. Day.


The telegram by which the French ambassador communicated to the Spanish Government the objections stated by the Secretary of State of the United States, in his letter of August 19, with regard to the proposed dispatch to Washington of a Spanish consul, crossed a dispatch from the Madrid cabinet, proposing, for the execution of that unofficial mission, M. Torroja, ex-consul of Spain at Philadelphia, who speaks English very well, and who is said to have left a very good impression in the United States.

The French ambassador would be thankful to the Secretary of State if he would inform him as speedily as possible whether there appears to be any prospect that this new proposition of the Madrid cabinet will be favorably entertained by the Federal Government.

Mr. J. Cambon avails himself, etc.