The Secretary of State to Minister Gummeré.

No. 22.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 59 of the 24th ultimo, by which you advise the Department that the servant of the American protégé, Thamy Slawee, who was arrested by order of the acting minister for foreign affairs, contrary to treaty rights, has been released, and the apology demanded by you has been made by the acting minister. Your statement that a small sum has been requested and granted in this connection is also noted.

The Department acquiesces in this settlement (which appears to be rather a reimbursement of expenses than exemplary damages) and desires to express its satisfaction that the incident is at last closed.

I am, etc.,

Elihu Root.