Mr. Sherman to Mr. Adam.

No. 775.]

Sir: In my note of the 9th instant I had the honor to advise you that the proposal of the Canadian authorities which you set forth in your note of the 11th ultimo, to establish communication with the Klondike region by constructing a telegraph line from the head of winter navigation on the Lynn Canal, was having the President’s .attention.

I am now directed by the President to inform you that this Government, after careful consideration of the matter, gives its consent to the construction of the proposed line, without prejudice, however, to the boundary or other claims of either country, and with the reservation that its right to revoke the license at any time be admitted.

I have, etc.,

John Sherman.