Mr. von Holleben to Mr. Hay.


Mr. Secretary of State:

I have the honor, by direction of the Imperial Government, to inform your excellency most respectfully that the American New York Life [Page 293] Insurance Company, of New York, has, by an order of the royal Prussian ministry of the interior of the 1st instant, been again permitted to do business in Prussia.

In this connection I have the honor to remark that I have this day received a telegram from the president of the New York Life Insurance Company stating that the Prussian fire insurance companies are again permitted to do business in the State of New York.

I am sure that my Governmeut will be very much gratified by this friendly act.

Accept, etc.,