Mr. Uhl to Mr. Bayard.

No. 364.]

Sir: Referring to your dispatch No. 185 of the 20th ultimo, I inclose for your information a copy of a letter of the 22d instant, from the Hon. William Cogswell, inclosing a communication from Messrs. Oakes and Foster, expressing their willingness to accept the sum of $1,632.67 offered by Great Britain in settlement of their claim against that country.

You are accordingly requested to notify the foreign office of your readiness to receive the above sum in settlement of the claim in question.

When the money shall have been paid you will remit it to this Department.

I am, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl,
Acting Secretary.