No. 341.
Mr. Bayard to Sir L. S. Sackville West.

Sir: With reference to previous correspondence concerning aided emigration, I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the 17th instant, in which you inform me that the in [Page 540] tending emigrants are not paupers, but crofters, whose passages are only partly paid from public funds, and inquire whether this affects in any way the tenor of my note of the 7th instant to you.

For the reasons stated in my note of the 7th instant the Department is unable to give any assurances that any particular class of immigrants will be permitted to land. The provisions of the law look to the actual condition of each person, and are impartial in their operation.

I have, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.