Mr. Clayton to Mr. Sherman.

No. 409.]

Sir: Referring to your No. 331, of March 10 last, I have the honor to state that, in accordance with the instructions contained therein, I have brought to the attention of Minister Mariscal, in an informal way, the arguments and observations put forth by Mr. John T. Doyle in his memorandum, a copy of which was transmitted with your above-mentioned dispatch, in relation to the claim of the Roman Catholic Church of California, and bespeaking for the views of Mr. Doyle his kind consideration.

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,

Powell, Clayton.