File No. 585/21–23.

The Secretary of State to the French Ambassador.

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: I take pleasure in acknowledging the receipt of your note of the 5th instant, inclosing draft for 30,000 francs on the French public treasury, for the family of late Lieutenant England.

The matter will be taken up with the father of Lieutenant England, and the receipts inclosed with your note will be returned to you, signed by the proper parties, in due time.

I am, etc.,

Elihu Root.