No. 266.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Woodbury.

Sir: I beg to acknowledge your letter of yesterday accompanied by the affidavit of Alexander McDonald and eleven others, members of the crew of the schooner Thomas F. Bayard, of Gloucester, stating the refusal of the local officials at Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, to permit fishing or the purchase of bait on that coast.

The subject to which this paper relates received due attention yesterday, as you were advised.

I am, &c.,