Mr. Foster to Baron Ketteler.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 7th instant, in which you inform me that Mr. Greiner, chancellor of the German consulate at Sydney, who has been provisionally designated to act as the German member of the Samoan land commission, has arrived at Apia, and that he entered upon the duties of the office on the 1st of April last.

Accept, etc.,

John W. Foster.