No. 164.
Mr. West to Mr. Frelinghuysen .

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I am instructed by Earl Granville to express to the Government of the United States the appreciation of Her Majesty’s Government of the friendly feeling which induced the Admiral of the American squadron to afford such timely assistance to the British sailors and marines as effectually contributed to the preservation of life and property in Alexandria after the withdrawal of the rebel Egyptian troops under Arabi Pacha on the 12th of July last, and when that city was in the hands of pillagers and incendiaries.

I have, &c.,