Mr. Risley to Mr. Gresham.

No. 84.]

Sir: I have had the honor to receive this day your No. 75, dated May 18, inclosing a copy of a letter received by you, dated May 16, from Mrs. Josephine D. Peary, stating that she had “chartered the steam whaler Kite, Captain Ash, master, and the expedition (for Greenland) will sail from St. Johns, Newfoundland, about July 1.”

I have, just now, addressed a note to the Danish minister of foreign affairs conveying the above information.

I have, etc.,

John E. Risley