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Mr. Day to Mr. de Wollant.

Personal.]

My Dear Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 8th instant, stating that you are authorized by your Government to accept the proposal made by the Department to transmit to Congress the claim of Captain Dahlberg, master and principal owner of the Russian bark Hans, based upon a wrongful arrest and imprisonment, the Department recommending the appropriation of $5,000 to indemnify him for all damages suffered and losses incurred.

In reply I have to say that as soon as the papers in the case can be copied the claim will be transmitted to Congress and the appropriation of the indemnity recommended.

Very truly, yours,

William R. Day, Assistant Secretary.

EXHIBIT D.

[Public—No. 136.]

AN ACT making appropriations to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and one, and for prior years, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in the appropriations for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and one, and for prior years, and for other objects hereinafter stated, namely:

To reimburse the master and owners of the Russian bark Hans for all losses and damages incurred by reason of the wrongful and illegal arrest and detention of Gustav Isak Dahlberg, the master and principal owner of said bark, by officers of the United States district court for the southern district of Mississippi in eighteen hundred and ninety-six, five thousand dollars.

Pour copie conforme.