to Mr. Lowell.
Washington, February 10, 1882.
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.[Page 199]
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.,