The Second Assistant Secretary of State to Consul Proffit.

No. 47.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 68, of January 28 last, in regard to the refusal of the British authorities to pay the bonds, issued by the Boer government, which are now held by Dr. William H. McGreevy.

You will please forward to the department a copy of the decision of the commission by which payment was denied.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.