to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
London, March 29, 1882.
[Mr. Lowell reports having just had an interview at the foreign office. Lord Granville expressed regret at delay in answering our request for early trials of the American prisoners, and stated that it had been caused by necessity of consulting authorities in Ireland. He stated also that he was unable to encourage Mr. Lowell to expect a favorable answer. A reply in writing is looked for by Mr. Lowell within a day or two.]