No. 24.
Mr. Hubbard to Mr. Bayard.


Mr. Hubbard acknowledges the receipt of Mr. Bayard’s instruction No. 153, of August 19, 1887, and requests, at the instance of the Japanese Government, copies of the Treasury regulations and contracts concerning the seal fisheries, and also a more definite statement as to the nature of the protection which it is desired to extend to those fisheries.