Mr. Blaine to Mr. Strobel.

No. 47.]

Sir: I have received Mr. Palmer’s No. 35 of the 16th ultimo, reporting that, in compliance with my No. 37 of November 25, last, he had addressed notes to the Spanish Government in regard to the indemnity claimed by the Rev. Mr. Doane for his imprisonment and to the threatened seizure of the lands of his mission by the governor of Ponape.

His action is approved.

James G. Blaine.