Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Gresham .

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge, with thanks, your notes, Nos. 20 and 22, of the 26th and 30th instant, respectively, forwarding information relative to fire on cotton ships in certain parts of the United States.

I have not failed to communicate the contents of these notes to Her Majesty’s Government, arid I shall be very grateful for any further information which may reach you respecting the origin of the fires on board the cotton ships at New Orleans.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.