No. 28.
Mr. Garland to Mr. Bayard.

Sir: I have the honor to say, in reply to your letter of the 13th instant, in relation to the release of the vessels Carolena, Onward, and Thornton, that before your request was received I had repeated the instructions [Page 1798] by telegraph to the marshal for Alaska, and since its receipt have, as you suggested, supplemented the telegram by a letter, both of these communications directing that the instructions of January last be carried out.

Very respectfully,

A. H. Garland.