No. 296.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. von Alvensleben.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 2d instant, transmitting a check for $1,000, to be divided among the families of the five men of the American, life-saving service who lost their lives in attempting to save the crew of the German ship Elisabeth, and gold watches for each of the survivors of the life-saving crew.

It has afforded me very great pleasure to forward the above-described generous gifts of His Imperial Majesty to my colleague, the Secretary of the Treasury, to be distributed in the manner pointed out in your note.

Accept, etc.,