Mr. Finch to Mr. Hay.

No. 457.]

Sir: I inclose copy and translation of an extract from the annual message of the minister of foreign affairs of Paraguay to the Congress of that country, in which he alludes to me.


William R. Finch.
[Extract from the message of the minister of foreign affairs to the Paraguayan Congress for the term 1900 to 1901.]

The Hon. William R. Finch, chief of the American legation to our Government, has shown the best desires not only to maintain and strengthen the cordial and friendly ties which unite both Republics, but also to stimulate the development of their commercial relations, omitting no means to favor the projects of our Government in this respect.