No. 237.

Mr. Bayard to Mr. Foulk .

No. 35.]

Sir: I have received your No. 146 of January 31 last, concerning affairs in Corea subsequent to the recent revolutionary attempt, and although your dispatch has been read not without interest as showing the true situation, yet the torturing punishment in putting to death those implicated in the conspiracy cannot but be looked upon by civilization everywhere as the most brutal and inhuman.

I am, &c.,

T. F. BAYARD.