Mr. Hay to the Duke de Arcos.

No. 68.]

Sir: I have the honor to advise you that the War Department has received a telegram from General Otis, dated the 15th instant, reporting the troops of General Schwan as east and south of Santo Tomas, Batanzas, and that General Schwan had liberated about 200 Spanish prisoners, who, at the date of the telegram, were on the way to Manila.

Accept, etc.

John Hay.