No. 127.
Mr. Lowell to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

No. 376.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the reception of your instruction No. 368 of the 8th of May last, stating the position of the Government of the United States in relation to questions growing out of the (so called) Clayton-Bulwer treaty. It arrived on the 27th ultimo, when the members of the government were leaving town for the Whitsuntide holidays. I have had no opportunity of seeing Lord Granville until yesterday, when I had an interview with him by appointment at the foreign office. I read the dispatch to him and left a copy of it with him at his request, agreeably to your directions. I have already informed you of this by cable.

I have, &c.,