No. 26.
Mr. Bayard to Mr. Hubbard.

No. 156.]

Sir: The Department is glad to infer from your telegram of the 29th instant that the Government of Japan has favorably received the proposition of the United States to negotiate for the protection of the seal fisheries in Behring Sea.

A memorandum on the subject is now being prepared in reference to my suggestions and will be transmitted as soon as it is completed.

I am, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.