Mr. Tower to Mr. Sherman.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of Mr. Day’s note, No. 713, of the 28th instant, stating that the proposal of Her Majesty’s Government for a renewal of the arrangement of 1894 relative to the sealing regulations in Bering Sea is not acceptable to your Government.

I shall not fail to bring the contents of this note to the knowledge of Her Majesty’s principal secretary of state for foreign affairs.

I have, etc.,

Reginald Tower.