to Mr. Bayard.
London, March 31, 1888. (Received April 10.)
Sir: Referring to your instruction numbered 809, of March 1, I have the honor to acquaint you that I lost no time in asking the Marquis of Salisbury for the views of Her Majesty’s Government with respect to the present condition of affairs at Apia, and I beg to inclose herewith a copy of his lordship’s reply.
I have the honor to be, etc.,