No. 80.
Mr. Fish to Mr. Davis.

No. 224.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 321, of the 27th March last, relating to the system adopted by the legation of recording passports issued therefrom.

That paper has been read and examined with interest, and is received as a valuable addition to the information which has heretofore reached the Department relating to passports.

Mr. Nicholas Fish is to be commended for the care taken by him in preparing an analysis of the passport records of the legation for the year 1875, a copy of which accompanies your dispatch. The Department has frequent occasion to appreciate the advantages accruing from the care displayed at the legation in reference to such cases.

I am, &c.,