Mr. Hay to Mr. von Holleben.

No. 351.]

Excellency: I have the honor as well as the pleasure to advise you that I have received information from the president of the New York Life Insurance Company that the Prussian fire insurance companies have been readmitted to transact business in the State of New York.

This information I have also communicated to the embassy of the United States at Berlin by telegraph to-day.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.