Mr. Sherman to Mr. Adam.

No. 773.]

Sir: In acknowledging the receipt of your note of the 6th instant, requesting a reply to your former note of the 14th ultimo, wherein you submit 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 coast, I have the honor to inform you that the matter is having the President’s attention, and that you may expect this Government’s response at an early day.

I have, etc.,

John Sherman.