Mr. Uhl to Mr. Eustis.

No. 428.]

Sir: I have to inform you that your dispatch No. 300, of the 9th instant, reporting the measures you took for the relief of Mr. Bray, a stepson of ex-Consul Waller, who, having been expelled from Madagascar by the French, had arrived in Paris devoid of means, has been received.

Your course in regard to Mr. Bray is fully approved by the Department, and you are hereby instructed to draw on the Secretary of State for the equivalent of the sum of 668.50 francs, the amount of the expenses incurred by you in the premises. You will support your draft by an account with vouchers in the usual manner.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary