To the diplomatic officers of the United
States in Europe.
Washington , July 26, 1888.
Gentlemen: At the instance of the Treasury Department of the United States, you are instructed to procure from the Government to which you are accredited any reports or publications relative to the life-saving institutions on the sea-coasts of Europe. The official designation and post-office address of all such societies is particularly desired, as well as the names and style of their officials, with a view to correspondence with each institution. The Treasury Department will be happy to reciprocate by furnishing all the publications of its own Life-Saving Service.
All replies on this subject should be sent in such a form as to be directly transmitted to the Treasury Department without copying.
I am, gentlemen, your obedient servant,