Mr. Lincoln to Mr. Blaine.

No. 204.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your instruction No. 215, in relation to the application of Mr. Samuel B. Oliver for a passport, and to inform you that, not having Mr. Oliver’s address, I have caused a copy of this instruction to be forwarded to Mr. Sherman, our consul at Liverpool, through whom the application was made. Should Mr. Oliver renew his application through this legation, it will be promptly forwarded to you on its receipt.

I have, etc.,

Robert T. Lincoln.