Mr. Magee to Mr. Bayard
Stockholm , July 17, 1888. (Received July 30)
Sir: I have the honor to inclose herewith a copy in French of a note received on the 13th instant, from Count Ehrensvärd, secretary of foreign affairs for the Royal Kingdoms, relating to tonnage dues charged by the Norwegian Government on vessels trading at ports in the Arctic and White Seas.
I have thought it best to transmit a copy of the note rather than to trust to my own translation of the same.
It will be observed that by a recent law of the Norwegian Government a change in tonnage dues has been made on vessels trading with ports in the Arctic zone, so as to bring the charges into unison with the existing treaty.
I have, etc.,