The Secretary of State to the British Ambassador.
Washington , May 6, 1904 .
Excellency: In accordance with the conversation which I had with your excellency on the 5th of May, I have the honor to inclose a copy of a resolution adopted by the senate and assembly of the [Page 481] State of New York, suggesting joint action by the Governments of the United States and Great Britain for the protection of the Niagara Falls.
I am not prepared at this moment to formulate any scheme of an international convention for this purpose, and, therefore, transmit the resolution as I have received it, for the information of your excellency’s government, hoping that the subject may engage the attention of the British foreign office and the Dominion government, to the end that we may in future agree upon some means of attaining the laudable object contemplated by the legislature of the State of New York.
I should be glad to receive any suggestions which may occur to your excellency on the matter in question.
I have, etc.,