No. 165.
Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. West.

Sir: Acknowledging the receipt of your note of the 17th instant, conveying to this Department an expression of the appreciation by Her Majesty’s Government of the friendly feeling which induced the admiral of the American squadron to assist the British sailors and marines in preserving life and property in Alexandria on the 12th of July last, after the withdrawal of the Egyptian troops under Arabi Pasha, I have the honor to inform you that I have taken pleasure in communicating the contents of your note to my colleague, the Secretary of the Navy.

I have, &c.,