Mr. Uhl to Mr. Eustis.

No. 460.]

Sir: I have to inform you that your dispatch No. 316, of the 14th ultimo, inclosing a copy of your correspondence with the French foreign office in relation to the case of ex-Consul Waller, has been received.

In view of the long period of time during which this important matter has been pending, you are instructed to impress upon Mr. Hanotaux the earnest desire of this Government to receive at the earliest practicable moment the copies of the papers in the case which have been promised.

You will urge an immediate response to your request for an opportunity to communicate with Mr. Waller, in order that this Government may be satisfied that his rights as an American citizen are duly respected.

I am, etc.,.

Edwin P. Uhl,
Acting Secretary