Mr. Adam to Mr. Sherman.

Sir: With reference to your note to Mr. Tower, No. 719, of the 2d instant, respecting the number of vessels employed on patrol duties in Bering Sea during the present season, I have the honor to inform you, in compliance with an instruction from the Marquis of Salisbury, that Her Majesty’s Government have decided to send a third vessel, Her Majesty’s ship Amphion, to Bering Sea, besides Her Majesty’s ships Wild Swan and Pheasant.

I have, etc.,

C. F. Frederick Adam.