Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Sherman.

Sir: With reference to your note, No. 613, of the 12th instant, in regard to the proposed adoption of amended regulations for pelagic sealing in Bering Sea and the North Pacific Ocean, particularly as to those concerning the inspection of skins and the use of firearms, I have the honor to inform you that I am in receipt of a dispatch from the Marquis of Salisbury stating that Her Majesty’s Government are still in correspondence with the Canadian Government respecting the regulations desired by the United States Government providing for the examination of seal skins at Canadian ports and for the sealing up of firearms on board British vessels, and that a further communication will be made on these subjects as soon as possible.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.