Mr. Hay to Mr. Russell.

No. 104.]

Sir: The mixed claims commission appointed by the United States and Venezuela will assemble on the 1st day of June at Caracas. I inclose two copies of the protocol,a one for yourself and the other for the Venezuelan foreign office. You will arrange with the foreign office for suitable rooms in which the commission and its personnel may perform their work.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.