Mr. Bayard to Mr. Gresham.
London, January 10, 1894. (Received January 18.)
Sir: Referring to your Instruction No. 218 of November 23, last, I have now the honor to transmit herewith copies of the correspondence with the foreign office, in relation to the questions involved therein.
The note of Lord Rosebery of the 28th ultimo contains a very explicit reply and denial of the statement of the Board of Underwriters in New York, and which as will be perceived was carefully presented by me to the foreign office as the representations of that board, and not otherwise.
It would of course have been quite inadmissible for the Government of the United States to suggest any interference on a question so purely domestic in its nature, as the removal or retention in office of a British official.[Page 286]
By the Official Gazette of December 29, last, the appointment of Charles George Walpole, esq., to be chief justice of the Bahama Islands appears, so that Mr. Yelverton is now functus officio.
I have, etc.,