Mr. Olney to Sir Julian Pauncefote.

No. 356.]

Excellency: Referring to previous correspondence concerning the claim of James Bain against the United States, I have the honor to inform you that the case was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives on the 27th ultimo, with a favorable recommendation from this Department, and the additional facts contained in your note of the 23d instant have to-day been communicated to the committee.

As soon as the determination of the committee is known it will be communicated to you.

I have, etc.,

Richard Olney.