Mr. Bayard to Mr. Gresham.

No. 28.]

Sir: Referring to previous correspondence relative to the restrictions upon the importation of Canadian cattle into this Kingdom, I have the honor to inclose herewith for the information of yourself and of the Secretary of Agriculture a report which has appeared in to-day’s Times of the reception yesterday by the president of the British board of agriculture of a deputation headed by the Earl of Aberdeen, the newly appointed Governor-General of Canada, which waited upon him for the purpose of urging the removal of the restrictions in question.

It will be observed that Mr. Gardner regretted his inability to comply with the suggestion of the deputation.

Therefore, while these restrictions are so rigidly retained upon Canadian cattle, it goes without saying that no relaxation can be expected upon those upon importation of cattle from the United States.

I have, etc.,

T. F. Bayard.