Mr. Hay to Señor de Azpíroz.

No. 443.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 506, of the 11th instant, calling attention to the wounding of Eulogio Zambrano, a Mexican citizen, by the Texan ranger, Sam McKenzie, and requesting that McKenzie be duly punished, if it be found that he exceeded his authority.

In reply I have the honor to inform you that copies of your note [Page 475]and of its inclosure have been sent to the governor of Texas, with the request that he cause an investigation of the matter to be made, and that he take such action as the facts warrant and inform the Department of the result.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.