No. 106.
Mr. Davis to Mr. Lowell.

No. 317.]

Sir: I inclose here with for your information a copy of a resolution of the House of Representatives requesting the President to furnish the information therein specified concerning the arrest and imprisonment of American citizens by the British Government.

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In order that this Department may be enabled to supply the information desired by the House of Representatives, I will thank you to submit to me a full and accurate report on the subject with as little delay as practicable.

I am, &c.,

Acting Secretary.
[Inclosure in No. 317.]

House resolution of January 31, 1882.

Forty-seventh. Congress, First Session.

Resolved, That the President he requested to obtain a list of all American citizens, naturalized or native-born, under arrest or imprisonment by authority of the British Government, with a statement of the cause or causes of such arrest and imprisonment, and especially such of said citizens as may have been arrested and imprisoned under the suspension of the habeas corpus in Ireland, and, if not incompatible with the public interest, that he communicate such information, when received, to this House, together with all correspondence now on file in the Department of State relating to any existing arrest and imprisonment of citizens as aforesaid.