The Duke de Arcos to Mr. Adee.

Dear Mr. Adee: I am in receipt of your telegram and note of the 18th instant, by which you inform me that General Otis has been cabled to give permission to the Spanish commissioners to bring away the prisoners being released by Aguinaldo and to carry them all available relief, and I beg you to have the kindness to convey to the Secretary of War the expression of the gratitude of the Spanish Government for the courteous attention which has been extended to its request.

I remain, etc.,