No. 488.

Mr. Lewis to Mr. Bayard .

No. 32.]

Sir: I have the honor to report that the Right Rev. William Taylor, missionary bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in America, arrived here a few days since from the west coast of Africa, where he has been for the past seven or eight months engaged in establishing industrial and mission schools in the Portuguese provinces of Angola and Loanda. The governors of Loanda and Angola have been very kind, and have deeded them all the land they wanted, and they took with them all the supplies and money they needed. I presented him yesterday to His Majesty Dom Luiz I, who received him most graciously and conversed with him for some time, seeming to be much interested in his account of his work in Africa, and wishing him all success.

I have, &c.,