Sir: I have the honor to inclose copy of a dispatch from Mr. Herbert H. D. Peirce, counsel and agent for the United States in the matter of the whaling and sealing claims against Russia, transmitting a translation into English of the memorandum presenting the claims to the arbitrator.

The package containing a letter and the translation was forwarded to you under separate cover.

I have the honor to be, sir, your obedient servant,

John Hay.

Hon. H. C. Lodge,
United States Senate.