Mr. Knight to Mr. Uhl.

No. 120.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your cables of the 18th instant, and also confirm my cable of same date.

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As instructed, I am proceeding to-night to Pretoria, the seat of the Government of the South African Republic, and where the prisoners are now incarcerated, with Mr. J. Bryant Lindley, admitted in 1887 to practice in the State of New York, as from the local papers I understand that all the leading counsel have been retained by the Government of the Republic, and immediately on my return I shall report fully to the Department upon this matter, and if necessary by cable.

I have, etc.,

C. H. Knight.