The Secretary of State to the Bolivian Minister (Ballívián)

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the Department has received a telegram from the American Legation at La Paz,7 Bolivia, transmitting the text of the official power of attorney for Gregorio Garrett, Bolivian Consul at New Orleans, now said to be in New York, to sign the definitive Bolivian bonds. The Minister of Finance of Bolivia has requested that a copy of this text of the power of attorney be given to your Legation in Washington, as instructions from the Bolivian Government for Garrett to sign the [Page 451] bonds while in New York. Accordingly, a copy of the text of the power of attorney, as transmitted in the telegram, is forwarded to you herewith.8

Accept [etc.]

For the Secretary of State:
Leland Harrison
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