Mr. Foster to Mr. Dupuy de Lôme.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 15th instant, and in reply to state that I have been informed by the Acting Secretary of the Navy, in a letter dated the 23d instant, that Rear-Admiral A. E. K. Benham, U. S. Navy, has been ordered to proceed to Cadiz, Spain, with the United States flagship Newark, by the 8th of October next, and to accompany the Queen Regent of Spain when she leaves that port for Huelva to dedicate the Columbus monument at that city.

Accept, etc.

John W. Foster.