Mr. Hay to Mr. Tower.

No. 1460.]

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence relative to the course of the American minister at La Paz in protecting the interests of British subjects in Bolivia, and particularly with regard to your note of the 17th ultimo on the subject, I have the honor to inform you that the Department has received a dispatch from Mr. Bridgman, our minister at La Paz, reporting that at present there is no need of protection for British subjects in Bolivia as everything is quiet there.

I have, etc.,

John Hay.