to Mr. Tree.
Washington, December 3, 1886.
Sir: I inclose a copy of a letter from Capt. J. F. Burke, commanding the Gate City Guard, of Atlanta, Ga.
This volunteer organization, which is highly commended by his excellency the governor of Georgia, is one of the foremost in the country for drill and discipline.
As you will see by the inclosure it is the deeire of the organization which is about visiting Europe to wear their uniforms and to carry their arms when on parade.[Page 26]
Please obtain early information whether the Government to which you are accredited will give the necessary permission, and under what, if any, conditions, and apprise me so that I can notify Governor Gordon in season.
I am, etc.,