to Mr. Fish.
St. Petersburg, March 13, 1874. (Received April 2.)
Sir: Referring to my dispatch No. 33 of the 27th January, I have the honor to inclose to you herewith a copy of a note received from Mr. de Westmann, informing me that His Majesty the Emperor has authorized the landing at Vladivostok of the expedition to observe the transit of Yenus. Vladivostok being a free port, all merchandise, with the exception of spirituous liquors, will be admitted free of duty.
I have, &c.