Mr. Hay to Mr. Bridgman.

No. 76.]

Sir: Referring to your unnumbered dispatch written at Keene, N. H., August 16, last, I have to say that you press again, and urgently, for the prompt trial or discharge of Capt. John S. Bowles, who was arrested October 4, 1894.

You will report the result of your action to the Department.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.