Mr. Grip to Mr. Wharton.
Washington, August 9, 1890. (Received August 13.)
Mr. Secretary: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 5th instant, inclosing me a letter from the Secretary of the Navy, who does me the honor to invite me to be present at the embarkation of the mortal remains of John Ericsson on the ship of war Baltimore at New York on the 23d instant.
I take the liberty to transmit herewith a reply by which I have the honor to accept the invitation which the Navy Department has kindly addressed to me.
Be pleased to accept, etc.,