Mr. Gresham to Baron Saurma.

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of yesterday in relation to the provisions of Schedule E, 182½, of the new tariff act, touching the levying in certain cases of an additional duty of one-tenth of a cent per pound on sugar from countries that pay a bounty thereon.

As soon as I have opportunity to give due consideration to the important question and take the President’s direction thereon, I will do myself the honor to reply to your note.

Accept, etc.,

W. Q. Gresham.