No. 364.
Mr. Cadwalader to Mr. Bingham.

No. 84.]

Sir: Referring to your dispatch No. 27, in relation to the facilities extended Professor Davidson and his associates by the Japanese government to enable them to make observations of the transit of Venus, a copy of which was communicated to the Secretary of the Navy, I transmit herewith a transcript of a letter addressed to this Department by Admiral Reynolds, acting Secretary of the Navy, requesting that the thanks of the Navy Department be conveyed to the authorities of Japan for the facilities extended to the party referred to for the purposes therein mentioned. I will consequently thank you to comply with his request.

I am, &c.,

Acting Secretary.
[Inclosure in No. 84.]

Admiral Reynolds to Mr. Cadwalader.

Sir: The Department is gratified to receive your letter of the 3d instant and its inclosures.

I have the honor to request that you will convey to the authorities of Japan the thanks of the Department for the facilities extended Professor Davidson, United States Navy, and his associates, to enable them properly to observe the transit of Venus; also to Mr. Bingham for his prompt action in the matter.

I am, sir, very respectfully, your obedient servant.

Acting Secretary of the Navy.

The Honorable John L. Cadwalader,
Acting Secretary of State.