Lord Pauncefote to Mr. Hay.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 16th instant, inclosing a dispatch from the United States minister in Bolivia on the subject of the necessity of some recognition on the part of Great Britain of the new government of General Pando in that country.

While thanking you for your courtesy in communicating this dispatch to me, I have the honor to inform you that I have referred the matter to the Marquis of Salisbury.

I have, etc.,