Sir L. S.
Sackville West to Mr. Bayard.
Sir: I have the honor to inform you that the Marquis of Salisbury has requested me, by telegraph, to represent to you the very great importance which Her Majesty’s Government attach to the presence of a delegate from the United States Government at the approaching sugar conference which opens on the 5th April next, and that the negotiations can not be carried to a successful issue unless the United States take part in them.
Trusting that you will give this matter your early attention,
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