Mr. Olney to Mr. Breckinridge.

No. 321.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 405, of the 7th instant, announcing the decision by the court at Pinsk in the case of John Ginzberg.

Expressing the Department’s gratification at the apparently favorable result of his trial, I have to say that it will await further and more definite information in relation to his case before expressing an opinion upon the subject of his claim of $3 per day for 730 days during his arrest and detention.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.