Mr. Olney to Mr. de Kotzebue.

No. 53.]

Sir: Referring to your note of the 10th ultimo, in regard to the complaint of Captain Dahlberg, of the Russian bark Hans, I have the honor to say that the Department of Justice has appointed an examiner to collect the evidence necessary to ascertain whether Captain Dahlberg was unlawfully imprisoned, and whether his rights growing out of the treaty between the United States and Russia were violated.

Accept, etc.,

Richard Olney.