The British Ambassador to the Secretary of State.

No. 213.]

Sir: I have the honor to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of your letter No. 340, of the 25th October, regarding the Newfoundland fishery question, and to assure you that I highly appreciate the spirit in which it was written.

It will be in no way disagreeable to me that you should take the course you propose with regard to my letter of the 20th October, and I will with your permission communicate to the Newfoundland government, for the information of their people on the treaty coast, the substance of your reply.

I have, etc.,

H. M. Durand.