Mr. Olney to Mr. Gana .

No. 7.]

Sir: I have the honor to call your attention to the fact that no answer has been received to a note of this Department of June 28 last, relating to the extension of the functions of the United States and Chilean Claims Commission, constituted pursuant to a treaty signed at Santiago August 7, 1892.

All the facts and considerations bearing upon the request of the United States for such extension are so well known to you that there can be no occasion for now repeating them.

The claims of its citizens can not be ignored by the United States, and I feel constrained to request that the subject will be taken up and dealt with by you at the earliest practicable moment.

Accept, etc.,

Richard Olney