Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Gresham.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that I have received a dispatch from the Earl of Rosebery recording a conversation with his excellency the United States ambassador in London respecting the negotiations for carrying out the Bering Sea award, in which his Lordship expressed himself as being most anxious that those negotiations should take place at Washington through me, as I have been conversant with the matter from the beginning. Mr. Bayard has probably reported that conversation to you, and I should be gratified to learn that the wishes expressed by Lord Rosebery to his excellency respecting the negotiation in question are agreeable to your Government.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.