No. 52.
Mr. West to Earl Granville.

My Lord: With reference to my dispatch of the 28th ultimo, I have the honor to inclose herewith to your lordship copy of a further note which I have received from the Secretary of State respecting the imprisonment of William Lane.

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From the correspondence inclosed in your lordship’s dispatch of the 29th ultimo, it would seem that Mr. Frelinghuysen, in his communications with Mr. Lowell, sought to connect this case with the question of the release of the Irish-American suspects, as I anticipated he might do, as reported to your lordship in my above-mentioned dispatch.

I have, &c.,

[Inclosure in No. 52.]

Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. West.

Sir: Referring to my reply of the 28th ultimo to your note of the 24th of that month, in relation to the imprisonment of a British subject named William Lane, at Detroit, Mich., I now have the honor to inform you that I have received a letter from the attorney-general of Michigan, in which that officer states that the prisoner in question has been convicted of an assault with intent to murder,

I have, &c.,