Mr. Heep to Mr. Hunter.
Tunis , December 31, 1872. (Received Jan. 27, 1873.)
Sir: I regret to inform the Department of the murder, on the night of the 24th–25th instant, of Mahmood Sennen, dragoman of the United States consular agent at Bizerta.
He was found, pierced with fourteen wounds and stripped of his clothing, in a village near Bizerta. A considerable sum of money and several papers of value, belonging to Mr. Spizzichino, the consular agent, which were in charge of the dragoman, have disappeared. Four persons, brothers, against whom there is strong presumptive evidence, have been arrested, and are held for trial for the murder.
I am, &c.,