to Mr. Evarts.
Lisbon, May 1, 1879. (Received May 19.)
Sir: On the receipt of your No. 134, I addressed a note in the sense thereof to Mr. Corvo, a copy of which I inclose, expressing the satisfaction of the Government of the United States with the action of the governor-general of the Cape Verde Islands in providing a new cemetery for the remains of the Americans now lying in the old naval cemetery [Page 903] there, and requested that information of these sentiments of his kindness may be officially communicated to the governor-general in question.
My note was addressed to Mr. Corvo on the 4th of March. But should one come I will immediately forward a copy.
I have, &c.,