to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
London, November 17, 1882. (Received December 1.)
Sir: Referring to your instruction No. 475, of the 21st of October last, regarding the proposal of Mr. W. W. Corcoran to transport the remains of John Howard Payne from Tunis to the United States, I have now the honor to inclose herewith copies of my note to Lord Granville with relation to this subject and of Mr. Lister’s answer for Lord Granville. Mr. Lister’s answer is to the effect that he has caused instructions to be issued to the British consul at Tunis in conformity with your request, and that upon learning the result of his application to the Tunisian authorities he will address me a further communication on the subject.
I have, &c.,