Mr. White to Mr. Foster.

No. 852.]

Sir: Referring to your instruction, numbered 970, of the 21st instant, which reached me this morning, with respect to the rights of the United States in the harbor of Pago Pago, I have the honor to acquaint you that I have just had an interview at the foreign office with the Earl of Rosebery, to whom I communicated your views on the subject, by reading to his lordship your instruction, of which I left a copy with him at his request.

Lord Rosebery promised to give the matter his prompt attention.

I have, etc.,

Henry White.