Mr. Hay to Mr. von Holleben.

No. 353.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 28th ultimo by which you advise me that the New York Life Insurance Company has, by order of the Royal Prussian ministry of the interior, been readmitted to do business in Prussia.

I have already instructed the United States ambassador at Berlin, by telegraph, to express to the Prussian Government the gratification and pleasure which this action gave to the United States.

Accept, etc.,

John Hay.