Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Olney.

Sir: With reference to your note, No. 204, of the 27th of September last, and to previous correspondence on the subject of the navigation of the Great Lakes, I have the honor to inform you that Her Majesty’s Government are of opinion that negotiations for an agreement on this matter should be postponed pending a settlement of the general question of the revised regulations for the prevention of collisions at sea.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.