No. 552.
Mr. Bayard to Sir L. S. Sackville West.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt to-day of your note dated the 5th instant, in which, having reference to the case of certain American fishing vessels in distress at Halifax, you inform me that the Marquis of Salisbury has telegraphed to you to the effect that permission had been granted to land part of their perishable cargo in order to operate bona fide repairs, but without prejudice to the question of right.

I have, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.