Mr. Hoppin to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
London, September 2, 1882. (Received September 14.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith an extract from the Times newspaper of yesterday, in which it is stated that Mr. Meany informed the court at Ennis, the day before, that he was acting, in the proceedings he was taking, under instructions from this legation and on the advice of the American Government. This was repeated in other newspapers.
As the only communication we have had with Mr. Meany was to inform him and his friend Mr. Collier that Mr. Lowell was investigating his case under instructions from the Department of State, I thought it proper to correct at once this statement which he is reported to have made, and I accordingly addressed a note to Lord Granville on the subject which was delivered at the foreign office this morning and a copy of which I forward herewith.
I have the honor, &c.,