Mr. Olney to Dr. Mérou.

No. 2.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 22d ultimo, reporting the pleasure with which the national authorities and people of the Argentine Republic received the visit of the delegates of the National Association of Manufacturers of the United States.

In reply I have the honor to assure you that the Department most cordially appreciates the courtesies shown to the delegates during their visit to the Argentine Republic.

Our minister at Buenos Ayres, in a dispatch and the committee of manufacturers in a letter addressed to this Department, have gratefully referred to and acknowledged the kind treatment the delegates received from your Government and people.

Accept, etc.,

Richard Olney.