Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Gresham.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge your note of the 6th instant, inclosing copies of the President’s proclamation of the 13th ultimo, fixing March 1, 1895, as the date on which the laws of the United States, therein mentioned and relating to the new regulations for preventing collisions at sea, are to take effect.

I did not fail to transmit to my Government a copy of that communication, together with copies of the proclamation.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.