Mr. Bayard to Mr. Phelps.
Washington, October 30, 1888.
Phelps, Minister, London:
By direction of the President, I have to-day informed Lord Sackville, the British minister at this capital, that for causes heretofore made known through you to Her Majesty’s Government, pursuant to my dispatch of the 25th instant, his continuance in his present official position in the United States is no longer acceptable to this Government, and would consequently be detrimental to the relations between the two countries.
It becomes, therefore, necessary that another channel of intercourse between the two Governments should be opened.
A passport, to facilitate his withdrawal, has been issued to Lord Sackville.
You will inform Her Majesty’s Government of this determination.