Mr. Clayton to Mr. Hay.

No. 2347.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Loomis’s telegram of yesterday regarding the reported murder, on the Yaqui River, of three Americans, J. B. Maxwell, J. C. Maxwell, and Enoch Woodworth, and instructing me to invoke the good offices of the Mexican Government for the apprehension and punishment of the guilty parties.

I inclose herewith a copy of my note to the foreign office on the subject.

I have, etc.,

Powell Clayton.
[Inclosure.]

Mr. Clayton to Mr. Mariscal.

Mr. Minister: I have the honor to inclose a copy of a telegram, which I have just received from the Department of State, relating to the reported murder, [Page 490]on the Yaqui River, of three Americans, J. B. Maxwell, J. C. Maxwell, and Enoch Woodworth.

If the facts are as represented I respectfully invoke the good offices of your excellency for the apprehension and punishment of the guilty parties.

I renew, etc.,

Powell Clayton.