Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Olney.

Sir: With reference to your note, No. 518, of the 13th of October last, to Viscount Gough, and to previous correspondence in regard to the arrangements for preventing the use of firearms in Bering Sea by pelagic sealers, I have the honor to inform you that I am instructed by the Marquis of Salisbury to state that Her Majesty’s Government agree to postpone further discussion on this subject for the present.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.