to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
Berlin , October 27, 1884. (Received November 11.)
Sir: Referring to your instruction No. 278 and to my No. 41, I beg herewith to inclose to you a copy of my note to the foreign office requesting its mediation to convey the thanks of my Government to the authorities for their action against the recruiting going on in Bavaria of Mormon polygamists for transport to the United States.
As any action of expulsion of Americans claiming converts in the name of religion passes over dangerous roads, I beg your attention to the grounds upon which I placed your approval of the proceedings in Bavaria.
I have, &c.,