Baron von Thielmann to Mr. Sherman.


Mr. Secretary of State: I have the honor to inform your excellency, in reply to your polite note of the 21st ultimo, that the amount of the cost of the transportation homeward of four seamen belonging to the bark Elisabeth Ahrens, of Rostock (said seamen being under arrest), which amount ($100) was paid into the Treasury Department at [Page 185] Washington by the firm of’ A. Emilius Outerbridge & Co., has been refunded to the said firm by the imperial consulate-general at New York.

I perform a pleasing duty in expressing my warmest thanks to your excellency for the obliging action of the Department of State in this matter, and I beg that the expression of my thanks may be conveyed to the United States consul in Martinique.

Accept, etc.,