No. 196.
Mr. Hegermann to Mr. Fish.


Sir: In having the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of 27th ultimo, I beg you to accept my sincere thanks for the documents which accompanied it, relative to the conflict which has occurred between the Great Northern Telegraph Company and the Chinese authorities, with regard to the establishment of a telegraphic line between Woosung and Shanghai.

The government of the King, to which I shall not fail to transmit the contents of your aforesaid note and its inclosures, will be highly gratified by the kind and efficient aid which the minister and the consul of the United States in China were pleased to lend to the Danish company on that occasion.

Be pleased to accept, &c.,