Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Olney.

Sir: I should be much obliged if you would be kind enough to expedite the reply to my note of the 25th of October last, respecting the [Page 293] proposal of a new convention to settle the location of the one hundred and forty-first meridian for the demarcation of the Alaskan boundary.

The Government of the Dominion suggest, as stated in my note, that the work defining the boundary should be commenced as early as possible in 1897 and be continued thereafter, as occasion may require, until the entire line be established.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.