Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Sherman.
Washington , April 6, 1897 .
Sir: I have the honor, by direction of the Marquis of Salisbury, to transmit to you, herewith, a copy of the draft ordinance for restricting the importation of alcoholic liquors for the use of the native population in Zanzibar, which has been prepared in communication with the German Government, and has received their concurrence, subject to the reservations contained in the note of which a copy is inclosed.
In communicating the draft ordinance to the United States Government, I am directed to express the hope of Her Majesty’s Government that you will be able to favor me with an early expression of their acquiescence in its terms.
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