Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Blaine.

Sir: I have the honor to inform you that Her Majesty’s consul at Samoa has forwarded to the Marquis of Salisbury a letter from Mr. Robert Louis Stevenson, inclosing certain proposals for the amendment of the final act of the Berlin conference, which have been drawn up by a committee at Apia and adopted at a meeting of the foreign residents.

In accordance with instructions which I have received from my Government, I have the honor to transmit to you herewith for the consideration of the United States Government copies of this correspondence, together with a copy of the final act showing the alterations which have been suggested.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.