Mr. Hoppin to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
London, October 3, 1882. (Received October 14.)
Sir: I have the honor to acquaint you that on the 21st of September last I received a telegram from you, of which the following is the substance:
Ascertain accurately and inform us why an exception is made in the case of Brophy, who, it is understood, is still imprisoned.
I at once caused an unofficial inquiry to be made at the Irish office to obtain the information you desired. There being no person there who could answer the question, I addressed a note to Lord Granville on the 22d ultimo, of which I inclose a copy. Not having received an answer to this note, Mr. Nadal, at my request, went to the foreign office and saw Sir Julian Pauncefote. He was informed that a telegram had been sent to Dublin on the subject, and that whenever the reply arrived it should be communicated to me. Being still without an answer I addressed a second note to Lord Granville on the 28th of September, and on the 30th of that month I received a reply from his lordship on the subject. I inclose copies of the communications.
I sent you a telegram on the 30th of September, to the effect that I was only that morning informed, after repeated inquiries of foreign minister, that Brophy was released on the 19th, and was then in Dublin.
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