The Secretary of State to Minister Barrett.

No. 6.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Snyder’s No. 93, of the 7th ultimo, reporting the settlement of the claim of Raymond and Sophie Smith by the payment of the amount claimed, $1,500, in vales de extranjeros.

The Department approves Mr. Snyder’s action.

I am, etc.,

Elihu Root.