File No. 4885/6.

The Acting Secretary of State to the Bolivian Minister.

No. 16.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 6th instant, by which you advise the department that the presidential election took place in Bolivia on that day and resulted in the choice of the Hon. Fernando Guachalla, your worthy predecessor as envoy extraordinary and minister plenipotentiary at this capital, for President, the Hon. Eufronio Viscarra for First Vice President, and the Hon. Fidel Valdes for Second Vice President.

In view of the department’s former agreeable relations with Señor Guachalla and its consequent knowledge of his high qualifications for the eminent position to which he has been elevated, your announcement has been received with sincere pleasure.

Accept, etc.,

Robert Bacon.