No. 78.
Mr. Wurts to Mr. Bayard.
No. 136.]

Sir: I have the honor to aknowledge the receipt of your circular instruction of July 9, 1887, with its inclosures, relating to the proposal to remove tonnage and other charges on navigation, and to inform you that I have communicated the same to the Russian minister of foreign affairs.

I remain, etc.,

George W. Wurts.