The British Ambassador to Acting Secretary of State Loomis.

Dear Mr. Loomis: I have had the honor to receive your letter of the 27th instant regarding the proposal to prevent the destruction of Niagara Falls by the use of its waters by manufacturers.

I will forward a copy of your letter to the principal secretary of state for foreign affairs and also to the governor-general of Canada, and I will request Lord Lansdowne to inform me whether any decision has been taken regarding the proposed joint action by the Governments of the United States and Great Britain, as suggested in Mr. Hay’s note of May 6, 1904.

Believe me, etc.,

H. M. Durand.