File No. 12344/18–19.

The Acting Secretary of State to Secretary of Legation Gibson.

No. 5.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch, No. 1, dated the 18th ultimo, reporting the action taken by you on instruction No. 3, of October 15 last, in which you were directed to ascertain whether the Honduranean Government will, as an act of courtesy, and in anticipation of the extradition treaty for which negotiations are now pending, grant the extradition of William Adler, William H. Simmons, and John Ripplinger to the United States.

In reply I have to inform you that your course in the matter is approved by the department.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.