No. 68.
Mr. Manning to Mr. Bayard.

No. 204.]

Sir: Referring to your circular, dated July 9, 1887, suggesting the abolition of tonnage duties and equivalent charges on navigation, I have to report that the same was forwarded to Mr. Mariscal, and he has replied that he has sent the circular to the treasury department, requesting information on the subject.

I am, etc.,

Th. C. Manning.