Mr. Hunter to Mr. de Geofroy

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 5th instant, inviting the serious attention of this government to the reported propositions of certain persons to profit by the disarmament and the order which takes off the prohibitions of the exportation of the munitions of war, by organizing expeditions to Mexico, and to inform you that I have transmitted copies thereof to the Secretary of War and to the Attorney General, requesting them to give the matter their attentive consideration.

Accept, sir, a renewed assurance of my high consideration.

W. HUNTER, Acting Secretary.

Mr. L. de GEOFROY, &c., &c., &c.