Chargé Rives to the Secretary of State.

No. 253.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of the Department’s instruction No. 170, bearing date of June 28, 1905, with inclosures, and to say that the Department’s intentions expressed therein, as well as those of the instruction No. 165, of 23d of June, 1905, have been carried out to the best of my judgment.

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I have, etc.,

George Barclay Rives.