Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Hay.

Sir: By a dispatch from the acting British consul at Manila the Marquis of Salisbury has learned that on the occasion of the funeral of the late Mr. Rawson-Walker, Her Majesty’s consul at Manila, Rear-Admiral Dewey accompanied the body to the cemetery.

Acting under instructions from Lord Salisbury, I take this opportunity of expressing to you the appreciation by Her Majesty’s Government of the mark of respect shown by the attendance at the funeral of Rear-Admiral Dewey.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.