Mr. Adee to Mr. Tavel.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 2d instant in relation to the arrest at Bay Ridge, Md., of Dr. Alfred Georg, an attaché of the legation of Switzerland at this capital, and to express the Department’s pleasure that the incident, in view of its note of the 9th ultimo, is regarded by the Swiss Federal Council as thus satisfactorily closed.

It is also gratifying to add that his excellency the governor of Maryland has been furnished with a copy of your note and thanked for his action in the premises, as you orally requested.

Accept, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee.