Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Olney.

Sir: In pursuance of instructions received by me from Her Majesty’s principal secretary of state for foreign affairs, I have the honor hereby to notify the Government of the United States, under Article XXXIV of the general act of the conference of Berlin, that the districts on the coast of the African continent hereinafter described have been formally placed under the protectorate of Her Britannic Majesty, viz, the territory known as Amatongaland, lying between the British colony of Zululand, the Portuguese possessions, and the Indian Ocean.

Requesting you to accept this notification on behalf of your Government, I have the honor, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.