to Mr. White
Washington , July 25, 1881.
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 215, of the 30th ultimo, inclosing an abstract of the facts in the several military cases discussed between your legation and the German Government during the year 1880 and the first half of the year 1881.
While thanking you for the full and valuable report embraced in your dispatch, I will also avail myself of this opportunity to commend the zeal, discretion, and intelligence with which you have conducted the correspondence of your legation with the German Government in relation to the cases growing out of the arrest of naturalized American citizens by the military authorities of Germany.
I am, sir, &c.,