No. 530.
Mr. Bell to Mr. Bayard .

No. 244.]

Sir: Referring to the Department No. 86, of the 2d ultimo, I have the honor to report that the minister of foreign affairs here, in reply to my note of the 16th ultimo, informs me that the necessary information looking to a proper consideration of the case has been demanded by the home Government of the Government of the Butch Indies respecting the complaint of Mr. Connell, who is reported to be subjected to military service by the authorities at Batavia.

I have, etc.,

Isaac Bell, Jr.