No. 337.
Mr. Anderson to Mr. Bayard.

No. 207.]

Sir: I have the honor to report that, in obedience to your dispatch No. 68, dated January 6, 1888, instructing me to request the Danish Government to deliver with the prisoner John A. Benson, who was recently extradited to the United States, copies of telegrams sent and received by him in Copenhagen, together with other papers in its possession tending to show his guilt, I at once applied to the royal Danish foreign office for such documents.

Most of the papers collected were delivered to United States Marshal Franks, as reported in my dispatch No. 199, dated February 1. I have today received from the royal Danish foreign office authenticated copies of thirteen telegrams* sent by Benson from this city to America before and after his arrest. These I have herewith the honor of transmitting.

I have, etc..

R. B. Anderson.
  1. Inclosures not printed herewith.