Mr. Hay to the Duke de Arcos.

No. 73.]

Sir: I have the honor to state for your information that the Secretary of War has communicated to me the contents of a cablegram from General Otis, dated the 26th instant, announcing that transportation to Spain was furnished on the 25th instant to the following released Spanish prisoners: 74 officers, 1,000 enlisted men, 22 civilian officials, 21 wives, and 35 children.

Accept, etc.

John Hay.