Mr. Uhl to Mr. Terrell.

No. 151.]

Sir: I have received your No. 182 of 8th instant, in further reference to the case of Miss Melton. It is inferred from the letter of Mr. McDowell, a copy of which you inclose, that while the authorities are moving slowly, they are pursuing this deliberate course with a design to secure such of the guilty parties as are still at large and in the hope of arriving at as complete a knowledge of the facts as practicable. The high reputation of the vali encourages the belief that punishment will eventually fall on those whose guilt is established by reliable evidence.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.