Sir L. S.
Sackville Westto Mr. Bayard.
Sir: With reference to your note of the 12th instant I have the honor to inform you that the Marquis of Salisbury has requested me to ask you whether any member of the staff of the United States legation in London could properly attend the sugar conference.
I may add that the chargés d’affaires of France and Italy will attend, and that the conference will not conclude its labors for some time to come.
I have, etc,