File No. 10170/12.

The Secretary of State to the Mexican Chargé.

No. 213.]

Sir: Referring to the department’s note, No. 204, of the 10th instant, concerning the extradition of George Deering Reed to Mexico, I have the honor to inform you that the department is in receipt of a letter, dated the 25th instant, from the Acting Attorney General, in which he states that on the afternoon of the 23d instant, Thomas J. Alcott, United States marshal for the district of New Jersey, left Princeton, N. J., en route to Laredo, Tex., having Reed in custody; and that Mr. Alcott would turn over his prisoner to the Mexican authorities at the latter place.

Accept, etc.,

Elihu Root.