No. 49.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. de Bounder de Melsbroeck.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 29th instant in which you convey an expression of the satisfaction with which your Government has received information of the advancement in rank of the mission of the United States at Brussels, as well as of the promotion of Mr. Tree, the minister.

The President is much gratified by the contents of your note, and it has afforded the Department sincere pleasure to receive the kind message of the Prince of Chimay, so complimentary to our minister at Brussels.

Accept, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.