Mr. Olney to Mr. Uhl.

No. 93.]

Sir: I have to inform you that your dispatch No. 57, of the 3d instant, relative to your interview with Baron von der Recke, the Prussian minister of the interior, with reference to the application now pending in his department of the Mutual Life Insurance Company, of New York, and the New York Life Insurance Company, for permission to resume business in Prusia, has been received.

Your course in regard to the matter is fully approved by the Department. You are instructed to obtain and transmit hither, if practicable, full copies of the reports which the German experts may make in regard to the status of the several life insurance companies concerned, for such use as the Department may deem proper to make of the same.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.