to Mr. von Schlözer.
Washington, October 19, 1878.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 18th instant, in which you transmit the sum of 3,000 marks ($705), which has been sent to you by His Majesty the Emperor of Germany for distribution among the suffering German people in the yellow-fever districts.
It is unnecessary to observe that the people of the United States will fully appreciate the benevolence of His Majesty.
Informing you that the sum will be distributed in accordance with His Majesty’s desires, and requesting that you will cause to be conveyed to the Emperor the sincerest thanks in the name of the President for his generous gift, I avail, &c.,