to Mr. Frelinghuysen.
London, July 2, 1883. (Received July 14.)
Sir: Referring to my No. 563, of the sixth of June last, I have the honor to acquaint you that on the 26th of June last I addressed a note to Lord Granville, requesting him to appoint an hour this, the 2d day of July, when he would receive me at the foreign office in order to [Page 441]accept the notice which I was instructed to give to day of the termination of certain articles of the treaty of May 8, 1871.
On the 28th of June last I received a reply from Lord Granville, saying that he would receive me at 3 o’clock to-day at the foreign office.
I accordingly went to the foreign office at the hour indicated, and delivered to Lord Granville personally the notice which was directed by the joint resolution of the Congress of the United States, approved March 3, 1883, to be given to Her Majesty’s Government of the termination of Articles XVIII to XXV, inclusive, and Article XXX of the treaty between the United States and Great Britain of May 8, 1871.
I have informed you to day by telegraph of my action in the matter.
I herewith inclose copies of the correspondence above mentioned and of the notice.
I have, &c.,