Mr. Uhl to Mr. White.

No. 143.]

Sir: I have received your No. 153, of the 7th instant, reporting that the nobility of St. Petersburg, through their marshal, Count Bobrinskoy, have presented to you a beautifully engrossed and illuminated [Page 547] address to the people of the United States, expressing the thanks of the Russian people for the aid sent to Russia from this country during the famine period.

The Department is extremely gratified to learn of the receipt of this testimonial of the appreciation entertained by the Russian nobility for the efforts made in this country to aid the sufferers from famine in that Empire.

The address, when received, will be most carefully preserved.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.