Mr. Olney to Sir Julian Pauncefote.

No. 320.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 6th instant, relative to the demarcation of the principal points of the one hundred and forty-first meridian boundary line between Alaska and Canada, and to inform you in reply that a measure aiming to facilitate the settlement of the boundary line in question is pending in the Congress, and until action can be had thereon an answer to your communication is necessarily deferred.

I have, etc.,

Richard Olney.