Mr. Adee to Mr. Bayard.

No. 88.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch numbered 25, of the 12th instant, in relation to the complaint of Mr. A. J. Kustel, against Capt. E. H. M. Davis, of Her Magesty’s ship Royalist.

Copy of Capt. Davis’s report has been sent to Mr. Kustel, with the information that as he was not in fact tried, as he alleges, his complaint fails in its essential point and is, therefore, dropped.

I am, etc.

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.