Mr. Hay to Sir Julian Pauncefote.

No. 1257.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 10th instant, expressing the thanks of your Government for the mark of respect shown by the attendance of Rear-Admiral Dewey, of the United States Navy, at the funeral of Mr. Rawson-Walker, late British consul at Manila.

In reply I beg to inform you that a copy of your note has been sent to the Secretary of the Navy for his information.

I have, etc.,

John Hay.