Mr. Adee to the Duke de Arcos.


My Dear Mr. Minister: I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 11th instant, requesting the Government of the United States to instruct General Otis to facilitate the mission of the Spanish commissioner who has been directed to arrange for the liberation of the Spanish prisoners in the Philippine Islands and their return to their native country.

Your note has been communicated to the Secretary of War for his consideration and appropriate determination, of which you will be advised.

Very truly, yours,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.