Mr. Gana to Mr. Olney .

[Translation.]

Sir: Referring to the note which your excellency was pleased to address to me, dated yesterday, in relation to the pending claims, I have the honor to inform your excellency that the dispatch which your excellency addressed to me on the 28th of June last, in reply to the one which I had the honor to send to your Department under date of February 28 was duly submitted to the consideration of my Government, whose further instructions I am expecting.

I am confident, moreover, that the Government of Chile, to which I shall forward the request of your excellency, will not delay to enable me to answer your above-mentioned note.

I avail, etc.,

Domingo Gana
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