Sir Julian Pauncefote to Mr. Hay.

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your note No. 1271 of the 25th instant respecting the ordinances of Trinidad and Tobago, and the necessary action to be taken by the President, toward the revocation of the former proclamations, in consequence of the imposition of taxes imposed on American vessels by the government of the island of Trinidad.

I shall not fail to bring your courteous note to the immediate attention of Her Majesty’s Government, and shall be pleased to convey to you the reply I may receive thereto.

I have, etc.,

Julian Pauncefote.