Lord Gough to Mr. Adee.

My Dear Mr. Adee: On the 17th ultimo the Secretary of State wrote unofficially to Sir Julian Pauncefote to inquire whether Her Majesty’s consul-general had received any instructions from the board of trade respecting the shipment of cattlemen at New York.

His excellency at once wrote to the consul-general to ask whether he had yet heard from the board of trade on the subject, and I now learn that he has not yet received their reply.

I shall not fail to communicate with you again as soon as I hear of the receipt of the instructions in question.

Believe me, etc.,