Mr. Hay to Señor Aspíroz.

No. 18.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 6th instant, making formal request for the extradition of Mattie Rich, charged with the murder of her husband in Mexico.

In reply I beg to inform you that the papers in the case have just come to the Department, which will give them prompt and attentive consideration; and that as soon as a decision is reached in the matter it will be communicated to you.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.