The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

Dear Mr. Secretary: With reference to the letter which I had the honor to receive from Mr. Loomis, dated September 26, on the subject of the preservation of Niagara Falls, I have the honor to inform you that the substance of Mr. Loomis’s communication was referred to the governor-general of Canada, with a request for an expression of his views on the subject.

This action had already been taken prior to the receipt of your letter of November 3, the substance of which I have communicated to Lord Lansdowne.

Believe me, etc.,

H. M. Durand.