Mr. Rockhill to Mr. Uhl.

No. 137.]

Sir: I have to inform you that your dispatches Nos. 99, of the 27th, and 100, of the 31st ultimo, respectively, both in regard to the subject of the tonnage taxes, light, and other dues unlawfully imposed on American vessels in German ports, have been received and copies thereof sent to the Secretary of the Treasury for his information.

The Department fully approves your note of the 31st ultimo to the Imperial foreign office on the subject.

I am, etc.,

W. W. Rockhill,
Acting Secretary.