Mr. Hay to Señor ale Aspíroz.

No. 548.]

Excellency: I have the honor to refer to my note to you of the 9th instant in relation to the claim of the Mexican citizen, Eulogio Zambrano, for the sum of $500 for injuries sustained from a gunshot wound inflicted by the Texas ranger, McKenzie, and to inclose herewith a check of the disbursing clerk of this Department in the above-mentioned sum, being in full settlement of said claim.

I have also to inclose receipts, in duplicate, covering the payment, which I have to request that you will please sign and return at your convenience.

I have, etc.,

John Hay.