Chargé Brown to the Secretary of State.

No. 274.]

Sir: Referring to Mr. Combs’s dispatch No. 270, dated the 26th ultimo, concerning the adjustment of a complaint lodged against the Government of Guatemala for abuses by government officials, I now have the honor of transmitting herewith a copy of a communication, dated the 3d instant, from Mrs. Al. Stebbins, informing the legation that the matter had been adjusted to her entire satisfaction.

Mrs. Stebbins received five promissory notes from one of the leading commercial houses of this city, Fed. Koper & Co., for 1,000 pesos each., [Page 530] One note is payable each month from May to September of the current year. In the notes it is stated that Fed. Koper & Co. pay Mrs. Al. Stebbins the amount stipulated for account of Meleton Agreda, the offending official.

I have, etc.,

Philip Brown.

Mrs. Stebbins to Minister Combs.

Sir: Referring to the complaint of my husband, Mr. Al. Stebbins, against ill-treatment and robbery at the hands of one Meleton Agreda, commandante of La Gomera, and my affidavit of February 20 last, confirming same, I beg to inform you that the matter has just been adjusted to my entire satisfaction. As indicated to me in your letter to me of the 18th ultimo, I was called to the office of the minister for foreign affairs yesterday, where I received five promissory notes, each for 1,000 pesos, one payable the 20th instant and one each succeeding month for four months. The notes are signed by Federico Koper & Co., of this city.

Embracing this opportunity to thank you for your good offices in my behalf,

I beg, etc.,

Mrs. Al. Stebbins.