to Mr. Comly.
Washington, March 2, 1881.
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 147, of the 17th of January last, reporting the proposed tour around the world of King Kalakaua of Hawaii, accompaied by Attorney-General Armstrong, and his chamberlain, Colonel Judd.
It is confidently hoped that the tour of His Majesty may be fraught with many and pleasant reminiscences during his extended journey, and that he may in the course of his travels imbibe ideas, from his contact with foreign intercourse and customs, which may be of practical utility to him for the future and enlightened administration of his own government.
I am, sir, &c.,