No. 145.
Mr. Lowell to Mr. Frelinghuysen.

No. 771.]

Sir: Referring to your instruction No. 835, of the 17th ultimo, I have the honor to acquaint you that, after a careful perusal of the accompanying correspondence, between, the State department and our consul at Ceylon, I addressed a note to the foreign office in reference to the duty imposed upon kerosene oil by that colony.

Lord Granville has just replied to my communication, and states that the secretary of state for the colonies has referred it for the consideration of the local government at Ceylon.

I have, &c.,