No. 697.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Straus .

No. 46.]

Sir: I have received your No. 24, of the 6th instant, concerning the proposed law for the regulation of colporteurs, and desire to say that you appear to have acted in-this matter very discreetly. There is no objection to your associating the British embassador with you in your efforts to secure satisfactory amendments to a law which in its operations affect the interests of British societies as much as our own. Your course is therefore approved, and a favorable outcome awaited.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.