Mr. Adee to Mr. Buck.

No. 362.]

Sir: I have to acknowledge the receipt of your unnumbered dispatch of the 20th ultimo reporting the arrival of part of the United States Asiatic Squadron at Yokohama on the occasion of the ceremonies attending the unveiling of a monument at Kurihama, erected by the Japanese “American Association of Japan” in commemoration of the advent of Commodore Perry forty-eight years ago. You state that Rear-Admiral Rodgers and the officers of the squadron had been most courteously received by Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress, by the officials of the Japanese Government, and by the people.

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The Government of the United States highly appreciates the courtesies shown on this occasion to the representatives of the Navy Department, and is much impressed by the friendly intention shown in the erection of the monument to celebrate the entry of Commodore Perry into the ports of Japan.

I am, etc.,

Alvey A. Adee,
Acting Secretary.