Mr. Eustis to Mr. Uhl.

No. 308.]

Sir: On the day before yesterday I again conferred with Mr. Hanotaux about the Waller case. The papers in the case telegraphed for have not yet arrived. As soon as received by the war department they will be transmitted to Mr. Hanotaux, who has promised to notify me without delay.

I was glad that Bray consented to visit the Department at Washington. He knows all the facts of the Waller case and his own.

If his statement about his case is reliable, and I have no reason to question it, it occurred to me that his treatment by the military authorities at Tamatave was unnecessarily severe.

I have, etc.,

J. B. Eustis