to Mr. Curry.
Washington , October 20, 1886.
Sir: Your No. 119 of the 29th ultimo is received. The memorandum on the subject of the differential flag duty sent by you to the foreign office, a copy of which you inclose, is a clear and distinct statement of the issue.
With regard to the possibility of a renewed modus vivendi, instructions are deferred, as the cable, being now necessarily called into requisition, anticipates any communications by mail.
I am, &c.,