Mr. Hunter to Sir F. Bruce

Sir: Having submitted to the Secretary of the Navy the communication of the 3d instant addressed to this department by yourself on the subject of the signal code of the navy of the United States, I have the honor to enclose, in reply, a copy of a letter of the 15th instant from the Secretary of the Navy, and of the paper which accompanied it.

I have the honor to be, with the highest consideration, sir, your obedient servant,

W. HUNTER, Acting Secretary.

Hon. Sir Frederick Wright Bruce, &c., &c., &c.