Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Hoppin.
Washington, September 20, 1882.
Sir: Acknowledging the receipt of your dispatch No. 237 of the 2d instant, I have to inform you in reply that the Department approves your action in writing to Lord Granville to contradict the statement said to have been made by Mr. Meany, according to a report in the Times, that in surrendering himself to his bail he was acting under instructions from this government. I need hardly add that you are correct in your statement that no advice has been given Mr. Meany by this Department as to the action he is alleged to have taken in relation to his bail bond.
I am, &c.,