Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay.

No. 127.]

Sir: Referring to your instruction numbered 166, of 27th ultimo, I have the honor to inclose herewith the copy of a note which I have received from the Marquis of Salisbury, in reply to mine of the 11th instant, whereof a copy was transmitted to you in my dispatch No. 117, of the 12th instant.

I have, etc.,

Joseph H. Choate.
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[Inclosure in No. 127.]

Lord Salisbury to Mr. Choate.

Your Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your excellency’s note of the 11th instant expressing the thanks of the Government of the United States for the friendly offices of Her Majesty’s diplomatic and consular officers in Spain during the recent war.

I shall have much pleasure in communicating to the consular officers concerned the appreciation of their services so kindly expressed in your excellency’s note, and in conveying to Sir H. D. Wolff the flattering message of the President with regard to his personal efforts.

I have, etc.,