Mr. Day to Mr. de Wollant.
Washington, April 14, 1898.
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,