No. 486.

Mr. Porter to Mr. Lewis.

No. 11.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 11, and to express satisfaction with the tenor of the note from the foreign office, a copy of which you inclose, promising measures of redress in the case of the missionaries, American citizens, lately expelled from Bihé and Bailunda, West Africa. It is hoped that their property will be recovered and that their future immunity from molestation is secured.

I am, &c.,

Acting Secretary.