Mr. Hay to Mr. White.

No. 887.]

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence relative to the services rendered by the late Mr. Rawson-Walker, Her Majesty’s consul at Manila, to Rear-Admiral Dewey, I have to acknowledge the receipt of your dispatch No. 524 of the 19th ultimo. * * *

I regret to say that the copy of your note to Lord Salisbury on the subject, which seems necessary to a full understanding of the situation, did not accompany your dispatch.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.