Mr. Choate to Mr. Hay.


(Mr. Choate reports that the minister for foreign affairs, to whom Department’s telegram of the 18th instant was communicated, has informed him that His Majesty’s Government agrees to the proposed arrangement, that the British commander on patrol duty may advise the American commander should any seal poaching by American vessels come to his notice, and vice versa, and that instructions to that end have been sent to the vessel selected for patrol duty.)