Mr. Adee to Mr. Eustis.

No. 488.]

Sir: I append on the overleaf copy of my telegram of to-day’s date apprising you of the reported destitute condition of Mrs. Waller and children, the family of John L. Waller, and saying that the consul of the United States at Port Louis, Mauritius, had been directed to draw upon you for the reasonable expenses in sending them to Paris. Out of abundant caution, I append also copy of my telegram to Mr. John P. Campbell on that subject.

I doubt not that upon the arrival of Mrs. Waller and children at Paris it will be your pleasure to secure them a prepaid passage, as in the case of Paul Bray, to the United States by one of the steamships sailing direct from Havre.

It is sincerely hoped also that by the time the wife reaches Paris you will have seen Mr. Waller and have been able to apprise her from personal observation of the condition of her husband, as well as inform him that you intend sending his wife and four children to the United States, agreeably to the instructions of your Government.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary