No. 515.

Mr. Lothrop to Mr. Bayard.

No. 40.]

Sir: I last evening received from Lieutenant Schuetze, of the United States Navy, a telegram dated Irkutsk, November 27 (15th o. s.), 1885, as follows:

Leave for Yakutsk to-day.


I had had a letter from Lieutenant Schuetze, dated October 1, announcing his arrival at Irkutsk September 23, and saying that the badness of the roads had made the last stage of his journey very difficult.

Settled winter seems now to have set in, and he will now probably be able to prosecute his journey without further delay.

All mail matter reaching this legation for Lieutenant Schuetze is promptly forwarded to him.

Very truly, &c.,