Mr. Sherman to Mr. Hitchcock.

No. 26.]

Sir: Referring to your No. 48, of the 1st instant, concerning the proposed visit of Mr. Hans Schack to this country in the interests of direct trade with Russia, I have to say that the Secretary of the Treasury states that he will be pleased to furnish Mr. Schack with statistics and information bearing upon the purpose of his visit.

Respectfully, yours,

John Sherman.