No. 128.
Mr. Frelinghuysen to Mr. Morton .

[Extract.]
No. 253.]

Sir: Referring to instruction No. 174, of October 6, 1882, of this Department to you as a delegate to the international convention for the protection of submarine cables, and acknowledging the receipt of your dispatch No. 250, of the 9th of November last, and inclosing a report of the result of the conference and a draft of a proposed international convention for the protection of submarine cables, I have to inform you that the draft in question having been carefully considered and found to be acceptable to this Government, you are authorized to conclude it on behalf of this country.* * * It is desirable that you and the British delegate should compare your texts so that they may be identical.

I am, &c.,

FRED’K T. FRELINGHUYSEN.