Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Olney.

Sir: With reference to your note of the 6th ultimo, suggesting that a record be kept by the masters of British sealing vessels of all female nursing seals killed in Bering Sea during the coming season, I have the honor to inform you that I have received a communication from Her Majesty’s Government stating that they are in correspondence with the Government of Canada on the subject of this proposal.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.