Mr. Sherman to Mr. Adam.

Dear Mr. Adam: I am in receipt of your confidential note of the 28th ultimo, and desire to thank you for affording me the opportunity to examine the copies of communications it is proposed to present to Parliament.

The only observation which I have to make respecting the compilation is to suggest that if Lord Salisbury’s reply to Mr. Sherman’s instruction No. 28, of May 10, 1897, to Mr. Hay, is published, Mr. Hay’s acknowledgment of the receipt of his lordship’s note should likewise be included in the publications.

I am, my dear Mr. Adam, very truly, yours,

John Sherman.