Mr. Foster to Mr. Durham.

No. 90.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of dispatch from your legation numbered 135, diplomatic series, of the 17th ultimo, in relation to the arrest and imprisonment of Mr. F. Mevs.

It would appear by the report of the trial that, besides his detention for twenty days being unwarranted, Mr. Mevs’ arrest was totally unjustifiable. With respect to the subject of reparation you will continue to act in accordance with my instruction No. 87, of December 22 last.

I am, etc.,

John W. Foster.