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Mr. Olney to Sir Julian Pauncefote.

No. 421.]

Excellency: I have the honor to state, having regard to previous correspondence upon the subject, that the act of Congress, approved June 8, 1896, entitled “An act making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and for prior years, and for other purposes,” contains the following provision for the payment out of humane consideration, and without reference to the question of liability therefor:

To the Government of Great Britain, as full indemnity to certain British subjects, as follows:

To James Bain, who was assaulted and injured in the State of Louisiana by residents of that State, one thousand dollars;

To Frederick B. Dawson, wife, and daughter, for loss of property and bodily injuries inflicted in the State of Nebraska by residents of that State, one thousand eight hundred dollars; in all, two thousand eight hundred dollars.

I inclose a check of the chief of the Bureau of Accounts and disbursing clerk of the Department of State for the sum of $2,800; also receipts in duplicate, which I shall be glad to have you sign and return to this Department.

I have, etc.,

Richard Olney.