Mr. Bayard to the Chevalier de
Washington, December 28, 1887.
Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 23d instant, inclosing a certificate of deposit for the sum of $460, which your Government desires to have distributed in part to the families of certain men in the American Life-Saving Service who lost their lives in an attempt to rescue the shipwrecked crew of the Austrian bark Kraljevica, and the remainder to certain survivors who rendered services on the occasion in question.
In reply I have the honor to inform you that it has afforded me great pleasure to make the generous action of your government known to my colleague, the Secretary of the Treasury, and to request him to cause the fund to be distributed in accordance with the directions contained in your note.
Accept, sir, etc.,