No. 31.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Tree.

No. 96.]

Sir: Your dispatch (No. 289) of the 6th instant, reporting your action under my instruction (No. 90) of the 7th ultimo relative to the alleged [Page 35] wrongs inflicted on the American Baptist Missionary Union by Mr. Henry M. Stanley and the Congo State authorities, has been received.

Your report of the restitution of the steamer and indemnification of the owners has been read with satisfaction.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.