No. 262.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Boutelle.

Sir: I have your letter dated yesterday enclosing the affidavit of Stephen R. Balkam, relating the circumstances of his being ordered away from St. Andrews, New Brunswick, by the Dominion cruiser Middleton, Captain Kent, in July 9th instant, and the refusal by Captain Kent to allow thq deponent to purchase fish caught and sold by Canadians for canning.

The affidavit shall be placed on file for reference.

Yours, &c.,