Mr. Blaine to Mr. Palmer.

No. 63.]

Sir: I have received your No. 50, of the 8th ultimo, inclosing a note and report from the Marquis de la Vega de Armijo, denying that the Rev. Mr. Doane suffered any material loss so far as his property interests were concerned during his temporary removal from the island of Ponapé. Copies of the note and report have been transmitted to the American Board of Commissioners of Foreign Missions.

I am, etc.,

James G. Blaine.