Mr. Snyder to Mr. Hay.

No. 357.]

Sir: Referring to Department’s telegram of August 12, 1904, I have the honor to inform you that to-day I personally presented to General Reyes the congratulations therein contained.

He seemed greatly pleased and requested me to convey to you his hearty appreciation of your kind message.

I am, etc.,

Alban G. Snyder.