Mr. Eustis to Mr. Gresham.
Paris, May 1, 1895. (Received May 13.)
Sir: Referring to your No. 396 of April 10, and to my telegram of the 25th, concerning the case of Mr. John L. Waller, I inclose herewith copy and translation of Mr. Hanotaux’s reply to my request, under your instruction, for a copy of the charges against Mr. Waller and of the evidence upon which he was condemned, with a copy also of the sentence of the court.
In his reply Mr. Hanotaux simply confirms the information he had obtained by telegraph and already given to me, viz, that Waller was condemned for having been in correspondence with the enemy, and that the papers relating to the case were on their way to Paris, adding that as soon as they should reach him he would furnish me with all the information applied for.
As yet he is unable to say whether permission can be granted to communicate with the prisoner; the question has been submitted to the legal advisers of the department.
I have, etc.,