Mr. Hay to Mr. Wilson.
Washington , February 28, 1902 .
Sir: I inclose copy of a letter from the Secretary of the Navy requesting that you will convey the thanks of his Department to the Chilean Government and navy department for the courtesy and kindness extended to the U. S. S. Iowa during her recent docking at Talcahuano.
The Navy Department desires that expression may be given to its special appreciation of the courtesy shown to the Iowa and her officers by Rear-Admiral Perez.
You will comply with Mr. Long’s wishes.
I am, etc.,