to Mr. Evarts.
London , March 18, 1879. (Received March 29.)
Sir: I have great pleasure in complying with the request of J. R. Hind, esq., F. R. S. and F. R. A. S., foreign secretary of the Royal Astronical Society, expressed in a letter to the secretary of this legation, a copy of which is herewith inclosed, and to send by the dispatch-bag to-day the box stated to contain the gold medal therein mentioned.
I presume that the society have already communicated in a more formal way to Professor Hall their courteous action in this matter.
I have, &c.,