No. 548.
Mr. Bayard to Sir L. S. Sackville West.

Sir: With reference to your note of the 6th ultimo, relative to the application of the Darlington Poor Law Union for the immigration into this country of the family of Mr. Anthony Gallagher, I have to inform you that the Secretary of the Treasury has informed this Department that the question whether an emigrant is entitled to land under the provisions of the immigrant laws of this country depends upon facts presented to the collector of customs at the time the attempt to land is made, and that the right of an emigrant to land can not be determined in advance of his or her actual arrival in this country.

I have, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.