Mr. Leishman to Mr. Hay.

No. 142.]

Sir: Immediately upon receipt of your dispatch, No. 161, of March 17, which only reached me this morning, in accordance with instructions contained therein, I presented a copy of your dispatch to His Excellency the President of the Swiss Confederation, and will take pleasure in communicating with you further upon receipt of His Excellency’s reply.

I have, etc.,

John G. A. Leishman.