Mr. Olney to Lord Gough.

No. 503.]

My Lord: With reference to my note to your embassy, of the 11th of February, 1896, relative to the difficulties experienced by cattle attendants on British vessels in returning to the United States, I have the honor to inform you that the Department has received a letter of the 16th ultimo, from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, stating that in a personal conference between yourself and him, held on the previous day, a satisfactory conclusion was reached in regard to the matter, and that therefore no further information would be required from this Department concerning the subject.

Adding that this settlement of the matter is very gratifying to the Department,

I have, etc.,

Richard Olney.