No. 244.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Steele.

Sir: Your letter of the 22d instant has been received, and the affidavits sent in the matter of the application of the Jennie and Julia, of Eastport, Me., to purchase fresh herring at Digby, Nova Scotia, will be placed on file and duly considered in connection with the questions involved.

This Department will be at all times most willing to receive reports from citizens of the United States respecting any unusual treatment they may encounter abroad, and duly to investigate and endeavor to remedy any alleged diminution of their lawful rights.

I am, sir, &c.,