Mr. Hoffman to Mr. Evarts.
St. Petersburg, May 12, 1879. (Received May 29.)
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 48, in reference to the attempt upon the life of the Emperor, and to say that I have to-day addressed a note upon this subject to Prince Gortchakoff, a copy of which I beg to inclose.
I have the honor, &c.,