No. 115.
Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Lowell.

No. 333.]

Sir: I inclose herewith a copy of a letter to this Department from the Hon. Nathaniel P. Hill, a Senator from Colorado, in relation to the imprisonment in Ireland of Mr. James L. White, a naturalized American citizen, on a charge of being “reasonably suspected.” I will thank you to inquire into the circumstances attending the arrest of Mr. White, and to report the facts to this Department with as little delay as practicable, meanwhile taking any action in reference thereto which you may deem expedient under the general instructions to your legation with regard to cases of this character.

I am, sir, &c.,

[Inclosure in No. 333.]

Mr. Hill to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

Dear Sir: It is represented to me by persons in whom I place confidence that Mr James L. White, a naturalized American citizen, has been for several months incarcerated in jail at Naas, Ireland, on the charge of being “reasonably suspected.”

Mr. White was for two years a member of the city council of Denver, Colorado, and is said to be a peaceable, quiet man, well-disposed towards good government. He left Denver about the 22d day of July, 1878, and returned to Ireland for the purpose of visiting his aged father and staying with him the remainder of his life. Very respectable parties in Denver offer to vouch for the intelligence, sobriety, and integrity of Mr. White.

I would respectfully request that inquiries be made in this case, and if the facts will justify, that such steps may be taken as will be necessary to secure his release.

I am, sir, &c.,