File No. 312.51/130.

The French Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

My dear Mr. Secretary: I beg to acknowledge receipt of your kind note of the 2nd inst. informing me of the release of Mr. C. Garcin, a French merchant who had been arrested at San Luis Potosí.

Will you be so good as to convey the expression of my very sincere thanks to Mr. Bonney for the useful help he kindly lent the French [Page 1065]Consular Agent and which resulted in the liberation of my compatriot.

Believe me [etc.]