Mr. Olney to Sir Julian Pauncefote.

My Dear Sir Julian: With reference to your note of the 27th of April last, concerning the question of the shipment of cattlemen on British steamships at New York and Boston, I beg respectfully to inquire whether Her Majesty’s consul-general at New York has yet received instructions from the British Board of Trade concerning the placing of cattlemen on the shipping articles of British vessels at that port.

This information is urgently desired by the Secretary of the Treasury.

I am, etc.,

Richard Olney.