No. 37.
Mr. Lothrop to Mr. Bayard.

No. 164

Sir: Immediately upon the receipt of your dispatch, No. 110, I communicated to Mr. de Giers the suggestions therein contained. In reply he now informs me that the imperial Government, acting thereon, has instructed Mr. de Staal, its ambassador in London, at once to put himself into communication with Mr. Phelps, and to do his best to promote the common object of the two Governments. I am also requested to make this action known to you.

Very truly, etc.,

Geo. V. N. Lothrop.