No. 268.
Mr. Nicholas Fish to Mr. Fish.

No. 6.]

Sir: I have the honor to inclose a translation of the acknowledgment from the secretary of state of the note which I addressed to Prince Bismarck relative to his attempted assassination.

I am, &c.,


Mr. Von Bülow to Mr. Nicholas Fish.

In reply to the note of the 14th instant, of the American chargé d’affaires, Mr. Fish, addressed to the chancellor of the empire, his serene highness Prince Bismarck, the undersigned, acting under instructions, has the honor to bespeak the kind offices of [Page 453] Mr. Fish in communicating to His Excellency the President of the United States the expression of the heart-felt gratitude of his serene highness for the sympathy shown him upon the occasion of his escape from deadly peril. Prince Bismarck desires at the same time to express his warmest thanks for the words of sympathy which the American chargé d’affaires has had the kindness to utter in his own name, as well as in the name of his countrymen. The undersigned embraces this opportunity to renew to the chargé d’affaires the assurance of his most distinguished consideration.