Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay.

No. 993.]

Sir: Referring to the embassy’s dispatch, No. 989, of the 9th instant, I have the honor to inform you that a reply to the note which was addressed to the German foreign office on the same date has to-day been received. In this reply Baron von Richthofen assures me that as soon as the report of the Prussian commissioners is made it will be subjected to a thorough and careful examination in a most conciliatory and friendly spirit.

I have, etc.,

John B. Jackson.