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As to Compensation.

The government expects much from your zeal, activity and discretion. You will be furnished with letters of introduction to our agent abroad. You will receive the same pay as you now get as first lieutenant of cavalry, namely, twenty-one pounds per month, being about equal to one hundred dollars. Your passage to and from Europe will be provided by this department. If you need any small sums for disbursements of expenses connected with your duties, such as cost of printing and the like, you will apply to the agent to whom I give you a letter, and who will provide the funds, if he approves the expenditure.

You will report your proceedings to this department through the agent to whom your letter of introduction is addressed, as often, at least, as once a month.

I am, sir, respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

J. P. Benjamin, Secretary of Stale. Lieut. J. L. Capston, etc.

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