Mr. Adam to Mr. Sherman.

Dear Mr. Sherman: In compliance with an instruction which I have received from the Marquis of Salisbury, I have the honor to transmit to you herewith proof copies of the communications addressed by the Government of the United States to that of Her Majesty on the subject of the fur-seal fishery in Behring Sea, which it is proposed to present shortly to Parliament, together with a list of the several documents inclosed.

I have to request you to inform me at your early convenience of any observations which you may have to make in regard to the publication in question.

I have, etc.,

C. F. Frederick Adam.