Mr. Adee to Mr. Batcheller.

No. 71.]

Sir: I have had the pleasure to receive your No. 79 of the 27th ultimo, reporting the delivery into your possession of the cannon, known as “Long Tom,” formerly a part of the armament of the brig General Armstrong.

Your dispatch has been read with interest, and a copy inclosed to the Secretary of the Navy, in connection with his letter of March 28, 1892, and to Mr. Samuel C. Reid, of this city.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.