Mr. Sherman to Mr. Adam.

No. 756.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note of the 11th instant submitting, for the consideration of this Government, proposals of the Canadian authorities to establish communication with the Klondike region by constructing a telegraph line from the head of winter navigation on the Lynn Canal.

I do not feel at liberty at present to express any authoritative opinion on the proposals therein submitted, but the subject will have careful consideration.

I have, etc.,

John Sherman.