Mr. Powell to Mr. Hay.

No. 1410.]

Sir: I have the honor to inform the Department that the Hall or Weyman claim has been settled by the government paying to Mr. Hall the sum of $18,000. This claim has been pending for a period of seven years, and was for coal furnished by this firm to the Haitian Government, in payment for which the firm received a certain number of bonds payable in six, twelve, eighteen, and twenty-four months; [Page 393]but when these bonds were presented for payment the government declined to pay them. Happily this claim is settled and makes one less for this legation to contend with.

I have, etc.,

W. F. Powell.