Mr. Sherman to Baron von Thielmann.

No. 305.]

Excellency: Referring to the Department’s note to you of the 10th instant, offering on behalf of this Government to extend protection and render assistance at St. Pierre, Martinique, to Captain Aim, master of the German bark Elisabeth Ahrens, and to your reply thereto of the same date, I have the honor to inform you that upon receipt of your communication a telegram in the sense of my above-mentioned note was at once sent to the American consul at Martinique.

Accept, etc.,

John Sherman.