The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

Sir: In continuation of my note of the 20th of October regarding the Newfoundland fishery question, I have now the honor to inform you that I have received from the governor of Newfoundland a telegram which seems to dispose of one important part of that question.

His excellency telegraphs that no Newfoundland officer is preventing American vessels from fishing on the treaty coast, and that no distinction is being drawn between registered vessels and licensed vessels.

The local officers have been told that American captains must not engage crews on the Newfoundland coast to fish for them, but no objection is made to their using the nets themselves.

I have, etc.,

H. M. Durand.