Discovery made by United States, on motion by Mexico, relative to Indian population of California.

No. 293.]

Mr. Acting Secretary: By direction of my Government, and in accordance with Article IV of the protocol of agreement between the Republic of Mexico and the United States of America for the settlement of certain questions raised in respect to the so-called Pious Fund of the Californias, signed on the 22d of May last, I have the honor to ask of the Department in your worthy charge a statement as to whether it is true that there are Indians who are not Christianized or who are still free from obedience to the authorities in the State of California.

I take pleasure on this occasion in renewing to you the assurances of my high consideration.

José F. Godoy.

Hon. Alvey A. Adee.