to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
London, February 24, 1882. (Received March 13.)
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of two instructions Nos. 316 and 317 of the 10th instant, in relation to the arrest and imprisonment of American citizens by the British Government; the first in regard to the case of Mr. McSweeny, and the second, requesting me to submit a full and accurate report upon the general subject, in obedience to a resolution of the House of Representatives.
I beg to say in reply that I have ordered copies to be made of such parts of my correspondence respecting these matters as have not already been transmitted to the Department of State, and that I shall forward such copies to you so soon as they shall be finished, with such other information as I may have obtained.
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I have, &c.,