Mr. Bayard to Mr. Olney.

No. 586.]

Sir: On Saturday last I telegraphed you the substance of the reply received at the foreign office, through the colonial office, to the inquiry made by me under your instructions as to the condition of the American [Page 570] citizens held under arrest by the Boer Government at the Transvaal for alleged participation in Dr. Jameson’s invasion.

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The courtesy and promptness with which Her Majesty’s officials responded to our inquiries respecting our countrymen is certainly marked and gratifying, and I have not omitted to make acknowledgment in terms.

I have, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.