No. 238.

Mr. Bayard to Mr. Foulk .

No. 38.]

Sir: I have received your No. 150 of March 1 last, concerning the detail of a Japanese guard to protect the United States legation at Seoul during a conflagration which occurred on the night of February 23 last.

I have communicated a copy of your dispatch to the United States minister at Tokio, Mr. Bingham, and have requested him to supplement your acknowldgment of that courteous act by a formal note to the Government of Japan, conveying an expression of the sincere and grateful thanks of the United States for this signal and friendly service.

I am, &c.,

T. F. BAYARD.