Mr. Bayard to Mr. Curry.

No. 233.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Strobel’s No. 250, of 30th September last, reporting an interview with the minister of state touching the arrest of Rev. Mr. Doane, the American missionary at Ponape, Caroline Islands.

Mr. Moret’s expressions and declarations have been read with satisfaction as auguring a prompt and equitable disposal of the present cause of complaint and prevention of like complaints in future.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.