No. 512.
Mr. Porter to Mr. Bell.

No. 75.]

Sir:,Your dispatch No. 169, of the 8th instant, inclosing a copy of the correspondence between your legation and Mrs. Catherine W. Lay, of Brooklyn, N. Y., respecting an alleged estate in Holland, has been received. Your course in regard to the matter is fully approved by the Department.

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I may add that Mr. Birney’s No. 119, of the 29th of August, 1879, will give you some insight into the alleged “estates in Holland.”

I am, etc.,

Jas. D. Porter,
Acting Secretary.