Mr. Hay to Mr. Jackson.

No. 971.]

Sir: Referring to your dispatch, No. 1067, of the 8th instant, relative to your conversation with Baron von Rheinbaben in regard to the three New York life insurance companies, I have to inform you that the Department fully approves of the discreet manner in which you communicated to the minister the contents of its telegram of the 28th ultimo.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.