to Mr. Lothrop.
Washington, March 16, 1887.
Sir: I have received your No. 96, of the 17th February, relative to the seizure of the American schooner Eliza July 21, 1884, which formed the subject of instruction No. 50 of Jane 28, 1886.
The instruction which I send you to-day relative to the seizure of the Henrietta is applicable to this case also.
You are requested to forward a translation of article 21 of the Russian code of prize law of 1869, to which you refer as limiting the jurisdictional waters of Russia to 3 miles from the shore.
I am, etc.,