Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Olney.

Sir: With reference to my note of the 16th instant, and to previous correspondence in relation to the case of Mr. James Bain, I have the honor to inform you that I am in receipt of a communication from Her Majesty’s principal secretary of state for foreign affairs, in which his lordship informs me that Mr. Bain will arrive at New Orleans in a few days on board the steamer Inventor.

Should you consider it desirable, Mr. Bain could be examined by the local authorities at that port.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.