Mr. Jackson to Mr. Hay.

No. 1336.]

Sir: Referring to the last paragraph of my dispatch No. 1319, of the 26th ultimo, I have the honor to inform you of the receipt to-day of a formal note from the imperial foreign office, expressing the thanks of the German Government for the friendly offer made by Lady Randolph Churchill, the chairman of the committee of the American hospital ship Maine, to receive wounded German soldiers and sailors on board the Maine, and stating that the authorities concerned have been duly notified.

I shall communicate this information to the committee in London.

I have, etc.,

John B. Jackson.