Mr. von Holleben to Mr. Sherman.

Mr. Secretary of State: Referring to Mr. von Reichenau’s note of August 24, 1897, I have the honor, in pursuance of instructions received, to express to your excellency the warmest thanks of the Imperial Government for the assistance so kindly rendered to the captain of the German bark Elisabeth Ahrens by Mr. Julius G. Tucker, United States consul in Martinique.

I have the honor at the same time to inclose a check for $26.47, in payment of the amount advanced to Captain Aim by Mr. Tucker.

Accept, etc.