The Acting Secretary of State to the British Ambassador.

My Dear Mr. Ambassador: With reference to your note of May 7, 1904, in which you informed Mr. Hay that you had been so good as to forward to the secretary of state for foreign affairs and the governor-general of Canada copies of Mr. Hay’s note and its inclosures regarding the scheme to prevent the destruction of Niagara Falls by the use of its waters by manufactures, I venture to bring the matter to your attention again.

The Department is in daily receipt of letters of inquiry on this subject from anxious correspondents, many from persons of high standing and importance, and would be glad to tell them that there is hopeful progress toward a mutually beneficial understanding in this regard.

I am, etc.,

F. B. Loomis.