Mr. Hay to Mr. Hunter.

No. 109.]

Sir: Referring to your dispatch No. 129, of the 6th ultimo, I have to inform you that I am in receipt of a letter dated the 2d instant from the Secretary of the Navy, in which he requests that the thanks of his Department be conveyed to the authorities of Guatemala, and to yourself and the other representatives of the United States at Guatemala city, for the courtesies shown Admiral Kautz and the officers of the U. S. S. Philadelphia on the occasion of their recent visit to that city.

You will express in suitable terms and through the appropriate channels the thanks of the Navy Department as above indicated.

I am, etc.,

John Hay.