No. 4.
Earl Granville to Mr. Lowell.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 10th instant, requesting to be furnished with the particulars of the charge against Daniel Sweeney, or McSweeney, who is stated to be a United States citizen, and who was arrested under the act for the better protection of person and property in Ireland of the 2d March, 1881, on the 2d instant, and lodged in Dundalk jail.

In reply, I beg leave to acquaint you that I have referred your application to the proper department of Her Majesty’s Government.

I have, &c.,