Mr. Phelps to Mr. Bayard.
London , December 1, 1888. (Received December 11.)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith for your information an extract from the Times newspaper of 27th ultimo, containing a question asked by Mr. Gourley in the House of Commons and answered by Sir James Fergusson, under secretary of state for foreign affairs, with respect to the appointment of a new minister to the United States. I also inclose a leader from the Daily News on the subject.
I have, etc.,