Mr. Adee to Baron von thielmann.

No. 13.]

Sir: Acknowledging your note of the 22d instant, I have the pleasure to inform you that your present request has been anticipated by an instruction sent to the consul-general of the United States at Apia, Samoa, under date of June 17 last, wherein he was directed to act in accordance with the propositions contained in Mr. Gresham’s note to you of April 18 last.

Accept, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.