Mr. Vigaaud to Mr. Bayard.
Paris , August 28, 1887. (Received September 13.)
Sir: In accordance with your instruction of July 9 I have transmitted to Mr. Flourens the initiative the President is authorized to extend, with a view of reaching and understanding for abolishing certain tonnage and light-house dues, and in reply he states that he has submitted the matter to his colleagues, and that later on he will acquaint me with their opinion. In the mean time he desires three more copies of the printed circular of July 9 and of the documents therein mentioned.
I have, etc.