Mr. Hill to Mr. Buck.

No. 358.]

Sir: At the instance of the Secretary of the Navy, as expressed in his letter of the 20th instant, I have now to instruct you to express to the Government of Japan the cordial appreciation and thanks of this Government for the unusual courtesy shown by Japanese officials and subjects to the squadron of United States ships which was present during the unveiling of the Perry monument on the 14th instant.

I am, etc.,

David J. Hill,
Acting Secretary.