The Third Assistant Secretary of State to Consul Proffit.

No. 36.]

Sir: I inclose copies of correspondencea with William H. McGreevy, M. D., relating to certain South African Republic bonds purchased by him, which he now desires to collect from the British Government.

It will be observed that the claimant asserts that, under the terms upon which peace was concluded between Great Britain and the two Boer republics, the Government of Great Britain is bound to redeem the bonds in question, and is doing so, and that they will be paid upon presentation if sent to you.

The department has no official information to confirm Doctor McGreevy’s statements, and would be glad if you would report fully on the subject.

I am, etc.,

Herbert H. D. Peirce.
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