Following the death of William S. Thayer, Charles Hale of Massachusetts was appointed consul and presented his credentials in October, 1864. During the intervening time an acting vice-consul named (Francis?) Dainese, who had been acting since the death of Vice-consul Charles Marsh in January, 1864, had become persona non grata to the Egyptian government (Hale to Seward, October 22, 1864, House Executive Document No. 1, IV, 406 ff.).
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