Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Olney.
Washington, May 22, 1896.
Sir: With reference to my note of the 27th ultimo, in which I had the honor to inform you that Her Majesty’s Government would direct the employment of an additional cruiser this season in policing the Bering Sea seal fisheries, I have been directed by Her Majesty’s secretary of state for foreign affairs to communicate to you the names of the three cruisers which have been ordered to undertake the patrol service during the present season. They are H. M. S. Pheasant, Satellite, and Icarus.
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