Mr. Hill to Lord Pauncefote.

No. 2150.]

Excellency: In reply to your note No. 102, of the 24th ultimo, I have the honor to inform you that it is stated in a letter of the 6th instant from the Acting Secretary of the Navy that that Department has had communication with Rear-Admiral Remy, and that it is now in a position to say that the U. S. S. Brooklyn will visit New Zealand after the completion of the ceremonies at Melbourne.

I have, etc.,

David J. Hill,
Acting Secretary.