No. 410.

Mr. Bayard to Mr. Hubbard.

No. 27.]

Sir: I have had the pleasure to receive your No. 47, of the 2d ultimo, forwarding copies of previous correspondence respecting the proposed property gift by Japan to the United States for legation purposes, and desire to commend your presentation of the history of this gift in such convenient form. The high international character of Japan’s courteous and friendly act and the treatment of the matter heretofore by the Executive make it proper to renew the suggestion previously made to Congress, looking to the acceptance of the gift and the erection of suitable buildings by the United States. This will accordingly be done at the approaching session.

I am, &c.,