Mr. Adee to the Duke de Arcos.

Dear Mr. Minister: Referring to your informal note of the 11th instant, in which, acting upon instructions from your Government, you request that General Otis be cabled to give permission to the Spanish commissioners to bring away the prisoners being released by Aguinaldo and to carry them all available relief, it gives me pleasure to confirm my telegram to you of this date advising you that the Secretary of War has to-day cabled instructions to General Otis to afford every facility to the commissioners in the direction asked.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.