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                               No. 491.
                      Mr. Caldwell to Mr. Evarts.
 No. 41.]                   LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                    Montevideo, March 10, 1879. (Received May 10).
   SIR: I have the honor to report that this government has returned
 to a constitutional form by the action of Colonel Latorre. A legislature,
 duly chosen, assembled on the 15th of February. Dr. Vidal was chosen
 president of the Senate, and Sehor Bustamente president of the House
 of Representatives. ColonellLatorre resigned his power into the hands
 of the president of the Senate, who remained in charge of the executive
 power until the 1st of March, on which day the legislature in general
 assembly unanimously elected Col. Lorenzo Latorre-constitutional presi-
 dent for the term of four years.
   President Latorre nominated the following cabinet: Don Jose ,MI.
 Monteroterior; Dr. Albert Mendez, minister of foreign
 relations; Col. Edward Vasquez, minister of war and marine; Don Aurelio
 Berro, minister of finance.
   The three first-named gentlemen occupied the same positions under
 the dictatorship.
       I have, &c.,
                                         JOHN C. CALDWELL.
                              No. 492.
                      Mr. Baker to Mr. Evarts.
No. 85.]                  LEGATION OF THE UNITED STATES,
                Caracas, January 24, 1879. (Received February 20.):.:'
  SIR: I send herewith a copy and translation of a communication from
the minister of exterior relations, of date 15th instant, announcing a resolu-
tion of the national executive the preceding day, requiring cargoes des-
tined for Puerto Cabello to discharge at La Guayra. I also send a copy
of my reply, of date 22d instant, objecting to this proceeding. Both docu-
ments are connected with a question of sufficient gravity to demand your
serious attention. The only practical effect of this action, so far as I
yet advised, is the prohibition of vessels arriving at La Guyara, or I pre-
sume any other port under the control of the government, with destination
to Puerto Cabello, from proceeding to the latter port. This is a feature
of the case to which I invite your special attention.
  The dispatch quoted from in my reply you will find to be No. 11 to
Mr. Partridge.
      I have, &c.,                              JEHU BAKER.,

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