No. 260.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Woodbury.

Sir: Your letter dated July 7, with twelve affidavits of Gloucester fishermen alleging their long-continued custom of purchasing bait in places and ports in Nova Scotia to be used in deep-sea fishing, has been received, and shall be placed on file for future reference in connection with claims for compensation, growing out of the unlawful prevention of this usage by the Canadian authorities.

I am, &c.,