No. 47.

Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Hall.

No. 215.]

Sir: I have received your No. 309, of the 15th ultimo, relative to the reported destitution among foreign laborers, many of them said to be Americans, on the Atlantic coast of Guatemala, and have referred a copy of your dispatch to the Secretary of the Navy, to see if a vessel of war cannot proceed to Livingston, investigate the condition of affairs there, and take back to New Orleans any of our citizens who may really be in distress and desirous of returning.

I am, &c.,