Mr. Olney to Sir Julian Pauncefote.

No. 379.]

Excellency: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 27th instant, referring to previous correspondence relative to the United States regulations for the transportation of cattle to Europe and inclosing copies of dispatches on the subject received by you from Her Majesty’s consul-general at New York.

The Department hopes to receive from you at an early day the promised report of the British Board of Trade on the subject in order that the matter may be finally disposed of.

I have, etc.,

Richard Olney.