No. 549.
Sir L. S. Sackville West to Mr. Bayard.

Sir: In compliance with the instructions which I have received from the Marquis of Salisbury, I have the honor to transmit to you herewith copies* of the procès-verbaux of the conference on the question of sugar bounties which met in London between the 24th of November and the 19th of December and to express to you at the same time the cordial thanks of Her Majesty’s Government for the attendance of Mr. White, first secretary of the United States legation in London, at the conference.

I am further requested to express the earnest hope of Her Majesty’s Government that the United States will be represented officially at the next meeting of the conference, which is fixed for the 8th of April, 1888, and that they will become a party to the convention for the abolition of sugar bounties, which it is hoped will be signed at the close of the ensuing session of the conference.

I have, etc.,

L. S. Sackville West.
  1. Not printed herewith.