Mr. Uhl to Sir Julian Pauncefote.

Excellency: I have the honor to inform you that, in accordance with the request contained in your note of the 8th instant, the Attorney-General has given general instructions to the U. S. marshal and the U. S. district attorney for Oregon of the same character as the specific instructions given in the case of the British steamships Danube and Islander, in regard to preventing the escape of Chinese on their way from vessels to the court-house under writs of habeas corpus.

I have, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.