Mr. White to Mr. Hay.

No. 1058.]

Sir: On Saturday, October 28, I cabled you as follows: “New York Life Insurance Company to-day readmitted to the Empire. Everything very satisfactory; dispatch follows,” and on Sunday, the 29th, I received from you the following: “The New York Life Insurance Company has cabled this Department to-day that its application for admission has been favorably acted upon. The company expresses its obligation to you for favorable assistance received in connection with its application, and we desire that you should express to the Prussian minister of the interior our satisfaction with the action taken and the favorable adjustment of the insurance question by the insurance authorities.”

I shall, as soon as possible, call on the imperial secretary of state for foreign affairs and express the feelings of our Government regarding the above matters, with especial mention of the minister of the interior, and shall take the first occasion, as instructed by you, to renew to the latter the expression of the same feeling.

I am, etc.,

Andrew D. White.