Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay.

No. 658.]

Sir: Referring to my dispatches Nos. 624 of the 25th ultimo and 648 of the 8th instant, I have the honor to inform you that the representatives of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York called at the embassy this morning to inform me that they had been received several times by Professor Klein and his associates at Göttingen, and that they had been able, as they thought, to explain their business system to the satisfaction of these gentlemen. They, too, obtained a favorable impression of the thoroughness of the examination which has been made by these experts, and of the fairness which they have shown and the desire to fully understand all the questions at issue. The political side of the case, if there be one, can not of course appear until the report has gotten into the hands of the Prussian ministry of the interior again. I have informed the Mutual people, in a general way, of what was done by the representatives of the New York Life Insurance Company, and have assured them that I would gladly obtain for them the same facilities for presenting their case to the Prussian officials should they desire to have me do so.

I have, etc.,

John B. Jackson.