Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Sherman.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note, No. 655, of the 1st instant, informing me that instructions will be at once issued to the authorities at the Pribilof Islands to extend facilities to Mr. Macoun on his forthcoming visit to those islands, and conveying the friendly offer of the United States Government to provide Mr. Macoun a passage on board, one of the revenue vessels.

I have had great pleasure in informing the Marquis of Salisbury of the contents of your above-mentioned note.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.