Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Sherman.

Sir: With reference to your note, No. 652, of the 27th of April last, giving the names of the United States revenue steamers which will cruise in Bering Sea during the sealing season, I have the honor, by direction of the Marquis of Salisbury, to inform you that the sloop Wild Swan, Commander Napier, and the gunboat Pheasant will be employed in Bering Sea on patrol duties this season on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.