Mr. Hay to Mr. Powell.

No. 385.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 660, of the 15th ultimo, relative to the Duvivier incident. In reply I have to say that in view of your assurance as to the understanding of the Haitian Government concerning the attitude of the United States and the legation toward the expulsion of the refugees sheltered by the legation, the Department is content to allow the matter to rest upon its instruction No. 368, of September 15 last, and your present dispatch.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.