Mr. Uhl to Mr. Olney.

No. 251.]

Sir: From interviews had this day by myself with Privy Councillor Wermuth, of the Imperial home office, and by Mr. Jackson with his excellency Dr. von Boetticher, the head of that office, I am informed that the pending applications of the American insurance companies for readmission to Prussia, together with the accompanying papers submitted by the companies, and the reports of the experts, etc., are now before the Prussian ministry of state, of which Dr. von Boetticher is the vice-president, and that it is expected very soon to have the question made the order of the day, so that a final decision in regard to it may be made.

I have, etc.,

Edwin F. Uhl.