Mr. Thomas to Mr. Blaine.
Stockholm, October 29, 1890. (Received November 11.)
Sir: In order that the files of the Department of State may be complete upon the subject of a solemn act of international courtesy, I have the honor to inclose copies of the correspondence that passed between [Page 717] this legation and the Swedish foreign office in reference to the trans portation and reception of the remains of John Ericsson, to wit:
A note from Mr. Thomas to Count Lewenhaupt, dated August 20, 1890, conveying the information that the Government of the United States would send the body of Ericsson to Sweden on board the U. S. S. Baltimore.
A note from Count Lewenhaupt to Mr. Thomas, dated September 5, expressing the thanks of the Swedish Government for this grand courtesy.
A note from Mr. Thomas to Count Lewenhaupt, dated September 13, announcing the arrival of the Baltimore, bearing the remains of Ericsson, at Stockholm, and asking at what time and place it would be convenient for Sweden to receive from America the ashes of one of Sweden’s greatest sons.
And lastly, a note from Count Lewenhaupt to Mr. Thomas, of same date, designating Sunday, September 14, 1890, at 1:30 o’clock in the afternoon, on board the Baltimore, as the time and place for the solemn ceremony.
I have, etc.,