Mr. Adee to Count Cassini.


The matter of the Lena at San Francisco is having the instant attention of this Department. Precise information is being sought as to the condition of the boilers, machinery, and hull of the ship and the extent and duration of the repairs needed to enable her to put to sea. It appears so far that very extensive repairs are asked, amounting to virtual renovation.

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.