No. 320.
Mr. Porter to Mr. Anderson.

Sir: Representations have been made to this Department, from a source deemed reliable, to the effect that Denmark is sending a great many of its ex convicts to the United States as soon as out of prison. It is alleged that the Danish convicts are furnished with new suits and some money before they are sent over.

The Department not having had any opportunity of verifying the important statements made, I will thank you to make discreet inquiries with a view to ascertaining whether there is ground for the allegations, and make a report to the Department of the result of your inquiries.

I am, etc..

Jas. D. Porter,
Acting Secretary.