to Mr. Fairchild.
Washington , July 8, 1881.
Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your No. 164, by which you apprise me of a recent offer of protection extended by the Government of His Majesty the King of Spain to persons of the Jewish race in Germany and Russia, who had originally appealed for such protection to foreign representatives at Constantinople; and, in reply, to request that you will profit by the first suitable occasion to convey to the Spanish Government an expression of the lively satisfaction which has attended the reception of this intelligence by the Government of the United States.
The liberal and humane spirit which has inspired this act of noble hospitality is naturally appreciated by the people of this country, the laws of which are based on the same enlightened sentiment, and extend alike protection to the oppressed of every race, faith, and condition, from whatever country they may come.
I am, &c.,