Mr. Gresham to Mr. Thompson.

No. 204.]

Sir: I have received your No. 316, of November 21 last, reporting the ceremonies attending the laying of the corner stone of a monument to be erected in memory of President Monroe at Rio de Janeiro.

This tribute to the memory of an American statesman can not fail to be appreciated by the Government and people of the United States.

I am, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham