Mr. García Mérou to Mr. Hay.

Mr. Secretary: In obedience to instructions which I have just received by telegraph from the minister of foreign relations of the Argentine Republic, I have the honor to inform your excellency that my Government is deeply grateful to his excellency William I. Buchanan, minister of the United States, for the important service which he has just rendered to it by greatly contributing to the settlement of the boundary question between the Argentine Republic and Chile, as regards the territory situated between 23 degrees and 26 degrees 52 minutes 45 seconds, thus removing all grounds of misunderstanding in the relations between the two countries.

I gladly obey the instructions received, and take pleasure in renewing to your excellency the assurances of my highest and most distinguished consideration.

M. García Mérou.